TV Adaptation of Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer" to Air Soon
The much-awaited TV series "Snowpiercer" is set to be released earlier than expected. It is an adaptation of director Bong Joon Ho's movie in 2013.
"Snowpiercer" is a unique science-fiction thriller released 2013 from, held by the critically-acclaimed director of "Parasite." It has an unpredictable plot and a fascinating location already, but the outstanding look adds another layer of oddness. The sudden burst of violence is a riveting and challenging story. This will also be the first Korean-inspired English-language series and Bong Joon Ho's debut in the industry.
The story revolves around a setting that took place seven years ago, wherein the last people in the new ice age are traveling in a moving train and divided by societal hierarchy. While the train travels around the globe, members of the lower class feel left behind and have less privilege. They then plan for rebellion against the higher class. The actors who appeared in 2013 are Hollywood stars Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, and Korean actor Song Kang-ho.
Cinephiles and Bong Joon Ho's fans are getting more excited as the TV adaptation's schedule is a month from now. US cable network TNT concluded to broadcast the series two weeks earlier than the planned date. People are bound to stay at home due to the pandemic, hence any drama series that airs provide more response in ratings and hits.
Regarding this, they agreed to air "Snowpiercer" on May 17, 2020. The television series will air on TNT US and will be broadcast around the globe via Netflix (except the United States and China).
"Snowpiercer is one of the most anticipated original series of 2020, and in this climate, viewers are craving thrilling, engaging, edge-of-your-seat content that speaks to them on a deeper level. It is extremely important that we continue with our promise to meet audiences where they are, and to that effect, we are moving up "Snowpiercer's premiere so that fans can enjoy this futuristic series even earlier" TNT, TBS, and Brett Weitz general manager said in a statement, adding that Bong Joon Ho will be active on the show as an executive producer.
Due to the pandemic, the Emmy Awards changed its rules and policy. Originally scheduled this coming September 2020, the Emmy organizers moved all entries to premiere before May 31, 2020. This is in the right timing since "Snowpiercer" will be released on the 17th. Therefore, it gives it the eligibility to join.
Director Bong Joon Ho's masterpieces are nonstop. His Academy Award movie "Parasite" was one of the first non-English language movies to receive the Best Picture Film in Oscars. People might also put this well-received film on their list as HBO confirmed secured rights for the "Parasite" remake.