Some rather worrying news for fans of TNT’s Snowpiercer, as the cable network’s last remaining original scripted series has fallen victim to the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
Deadline is reporting that the already completed fourth and final season of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series has been shelved by TNT as part of WBD’s ongoing tax write-offs. It’s not entirely all bad news though as production company Tomorrow Studios is shopping the season to other potential outlets, along with the rights for potential prequels and sequels.
“We can confirm that TNT will not air season four of Snowpiercer,” said a spokesperson for the network. “This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought Snowpiercer’s extraordinary post-apocalyptic world to life remains strong. We have been working collaboratively with the producers since last year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”
“We love Snowpiercer and believe season four completes a story with incredible talent that will entertain viewers while exploring issues of climate change and class warfare. We are so passionate about this series that we have acquired the rights to control the franchise,” added Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein, CEO/Partner, and Becky Clements, President/Partner, in a statement. “We hope to find the perfect partner shortly and finish a great ride with the final season.”
Based on Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film adaptation of French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth where the remnants of humanity survive the frozen wastleland on board a perpetually moving train. Featuring in the cast of the series are Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Rowan Blanchard and Roberto Urbina, while Clark Gregg and Michael Aronov joined the show for the fourth season.
Snowpiercer joins a growing list of film and TV casualties of the WBD merger, alongside the likes of Batgirl and Westworld. However, two other shows whose latest season were completed have found new homes in Chad and The Big D, so that may bode well for Snowpiercer fans.