Scott Derrickson (Marvel's Doctor Strange) directed the Snowpiercer pilot from a script by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). It's set on a massive train, which is always moving and contains the last surviving humans, who deal with social injustice, class warfare, and more.
The hourlong drama pilot is a coproduction of Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment.
No date has been announced for the series, and there has been no sign of a United Kingdom channel picking it up yet, but we can certainly be hopeful given that the show is going full steam ahead.
Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.
The award-winning movie is now being prepared for TV, with Turner's United States cable network TNT backing an adaptation.
Some have a more holistic approach to the upcoming series and their hopes for it. TNT Executive Vice President of Original Programming Sarah Aubrey believes science "fiction is the flawless genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Now we are excited to work together in creating a world unlike any other on television".
Will you be watching the Snowpiercer TV series when it premieres? Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and the original film's Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi also executive produce.
SyFyWire says that the show is "taking the universe" from the film, so it seems that, while the general premise and conflicts are the same, these will not be the same characters we came to know in the film.