TNT Turns ‘Snowpiercer’ Into A TV Show, Pilot Episode Already Ordered

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The blockbuster movie “Snowpiercer” will be turned into a TV show. TNT has already ordered the pilot episode, which will be written by Josh Friedman. He also serves as the showrunner.

Tomorrow Studios will produce the series about a futuristic premise. Bong Joon Ho developed the film for the Asian market, which was also adapted into an American movie that starred Chris Evans.

“Snowpiercer” takes place in a moving train where the passengers are grouped based on class. With the world turned into a cold wasteland, the train is the only refuge for humans but it is riddled with politics and injustice.

“Snowpiercer has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format,” TNT executive producer Sarah Aubrey said in a press release. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”

This is the third project for Tomorrow Studios and TNT. They have also partnered for “Good Behavior” starring Michelle Dockery and the development of the TV version of the vampire series “Let The Right One In.”

About Tomorrow Studios

Tomorrow Studios is a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, with Adelstein as CEO and Becky Clements as president. Together they executive-produce ABC’s Last Man Standing and NBC’s Aquarius. Adelstein also currently executive produces MTV’s Teen Wolf and FOX’s upcoming Prison Break reboot.

About TNT

TNT, a division of Turner, is one of cable’s Top 5 networks with young adults and home to cable’s most popular slate of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Major Crimes and the upcoming Will, Foreign Bodies, The Alienist, Tales from the Crypt and The Race Card. TNT is also the cable home to popular shows like Arrow, Gr imm, Supernatural, Hawaii Five-0 and Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the AFI Life Achievement Award; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

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