Netflix show Snowpiercer will end after the conclusion of its fourth season
Snowpiercer will conclude after the fourth season, according to a statement released over the weekend. The show was created by TNT in the United States, but it was broadcast on Netflix in every country except the United States and China. Snowpiercer is based on Parasite filmmaker Bong Joon-2013 ho’s film of the same name, which was adapted from Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette’s 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Snowpiercer is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the planet has turned into a frozen wasteland, and it follows passengers on board the same-named train, a massive, continually moving railway that continues to circle the globe carrying humanity’s vestiges.
The railway, designed and built by an eccentric billionaire named Mr. Wilford, contains over 1,000 coaches, some of which are opulent, while others are barely holding together, causing ongoing turmoil and tension among the individuals as class warfare, and social injustice, and survival politics play out. Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs starred in the show, which also included Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg, and Sean Bean. So far, three seasons have been released, with the fourth currently under production.
The show, which premiered in May of 2020, went through a long development process. Josh Friedman, who wrote Emerald City and Terminator: Dark Fate, has been tapped to direct the pilot, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson, who also helmed Doctor Strange. However, after a confrontation with network management during the pilot, Friedman was fired from the show. Derrickson was approached and asked to reshoot the pilot, but he refused. Finally, Orphan Black writer Graeme Manson was hired, a fresh pilot was shot, and the project was postponed for a year.
The show has received positive reviews, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 75%, however, TNT management has concluded that the show has run its course, despite the addition of a new showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski, who took over from Manson for season four. Warner Bros. owns TNT, which stands for Turner Network Television, the show’s creator. Discovery is a basic cable channel that is mostly dedicated to airing historic films and television shows, with the majority of its schedule consisting of replays of current and previous network police procedurals such as Bones and Cold Case, especially during the daytime. Snowpiercer, which will finish after season four, and the US TV version of Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom, which is presently in its fifth and final season, are the only original shows it currently has.