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Netflix Originals’ ‘Snowpiercer’ series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs streams this month

Parasite creator Bong Joon Ho’s graphic novel and film Snowpiercer is getting a Netflix Original Series. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a perpetually moving, 1001-car train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this television adaptation.

Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Grammy®  and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish) star in the series. he series also stars Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders, The Zookeeper’s Wife), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), AnnaliseBasso(Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church).

Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange), Matthew O’Connor (Continuum, Tin Man) and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi. James Hawes serves is the director and executive producer. 

The 10-episode Snowpiercer series is a production of Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Cowboy Bebop, Hanna) and Becky Clements (One Piece, Last Man Standing).

Episodes 101 and 102 will be available on May 25 and then weekly from June 1 (Mondays, 3 p.m., PH time) on Netflix.

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