This train is not stopping anytime soon.
Variety reports TNT’s Snowpiercer — based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette — will return for a third season. This news comes just ahead of its Season 2 premiere on Sunday. Set seven years after the world enters a new Ice Age, the Snowpiercer is a train in constant movement. Its various cars form a class system and Layton (Daveed Diggs) emerges as the leader of a revolution against the ruling class.
All that is about to change of course as a second train, the Big Alice, arrives with the real Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean), the person Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) once worked for and has been impersonating since Snowpiercer started its perpetual run across the globe. But beyond changing the nature of the conflict aboard the train, Wilford’s arrival brings with it Melanie’s daughter Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard) and compelling reasons for just about everyone to join him. Can Layton maintain any semblance of peace as all these forces conspire to derail Snowpiercer? Also, can Melanie follow the clues to a new form of survival for the passengers of both trains?
The continued success of the series is something of a miracle as it spent a lot of time in development hell. It’s pilot was substantially reshot after the departure of the original showrunner, but that change seems to have worked in its favor. We’ll admit the program did not hold our interest beyond the first couple of episodes, but maybe we’ll give it another look.
Snowpiercer returns January 25th on TNT.