TNT Moves Up 'Snowpiercer' Premiere Date by 2 Weeks

Series adaptation of Bong Joon Ho film will debut Sunday, May 17

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All aboard! The “Snowpiercer” train is departing early. TNT’s series adaptation of the 2013 Bong Joon Ho film is set to premiere two weeks early in an effort to “meet increased viewer demand,” the network announced on Thursday.

Originally set to premiere on May 31, the series starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly will now debut on Sunday, May 17.

“‘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,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TNT, TBS and truTV, in a statement. “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.”

The new premiere date is the rare bit of good “Snowpiercer” news for fans who have been early awaiting the long-delayed series. In case you forgot, this is the show that started at TNT, moved to TBS and then moved back to TNT. It’s also the show that Josh Friedman wrote the original pilot for and was set to serve as showrunner on, only to be fired over “creative differences” in February 2018 and replaced by “Orphan Black” co-creator Graeme Manson — a decision he did not take well. The show has already been renewed for a second season at TNT which is nearly completed.

“Snowpiercer” stars Connelly and Diggs alongside Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.

It is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. Executive producers are Manson, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, director James Hawes, Matthew O’Connor, Scott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Watch a new teaser for the series above.

20 Movies With Extremely Happy Endings to Make You Forget All About Coronavirus (Photos)

  • Hey, uh, are you all OK? Because we know it’s not a relaxing time, what with the ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic and everything being locked down. But if we’re gonna make it through… however long of isolating at home with our sanity intact, we need to stay positive. And we have just the thing for that! Just watch one of these movies with extremely happy endings, every single one guaranteed to leave you feeling so upbeat and genuinely awesome that you’ll forget all about covid-19. Coronavirus, schmoronavirus, we say!

  • “Babe” (1995): Ugly cry-smiling when James Cromwell says “that’ll do, pig” doesn’t boost antibodies, but if does make you feel damn good.

  • “Back to the Future” (1985): Marty fixes his life and his parents’ lives with time travel. Then we get a SUPER DOPE sequel hook. And then comes Huey Lewis and the News at their artistic and commercial peak to make you feel so good you won’t care about a statewide lockdown.

  • “Bridesmaids” (2012): New friendships made, old friendships saved, a romantic comedy romance for our heroine, then the cast lip syncs to “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips and it rules so much you don’t mind sheltering at home for a month. 

  • “Bring It On” (2000): The Compton Clovers win the tournament, Isis (Gabrielle Union) and Torrence (Kirsten Dunst) become friends, The Toros’ second-place finish still feels like a win because they did it without cheating, and then the cast mimes a cover of “Hey Mickey” that’s so much fun who cares if society is crumbling.

  • “Chef” (2014): This is a great movie if you want to remember the Before Times, when we could still leave our houses and eat street food. You also get a dance party in the closing credits. Take that, end times anxiety.

  • “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” (2009): Tim FINALLY shows real affection for his son and then Flint and Sam kiss. No, I’m not coughing I’m crying. 

  • “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (2019): Nothing makes the pandemic blues fade like a great movie that also does an affectionate parody of “Dora the Explorer” tropes, then ends with an amazing musical number that basically recaps everything we learned.

  • “Fast Five” (a.k.a. “Fast & Furious 5”) (2011): “Come on, baby. Don’t be mean.” Cue millions of dollars and a montage of our heroes living THAT life set to Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro.” THEN Dom and Brian do a street race set to Omar’s “How We Roll.” Hell yeah, we roll like this!

  • “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” (1993): Wait, the two dogs and their kitty friend make it home alive and Chance learns to love his family? Shut up! I’m not crying; you’re crying. I SAID SHUT UP! I AM NOT CRYING!

  • “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (2018): It’s already one of the greatest movie musicals of all time before the ending turns into a totally insane sing along to Abba’s “Super Trouper” featuring the older characters dancing with their younger selves, the ghost of Meryl Streep, and CHER!!!!

  • “Pitch Perfect” series (2012-2017): All three of these perfect movies are perfect but the third in the series ends with a staggering performance of George Michael’s “Freedom ’90,” and then the romantic loose ends are tied up in the credits. Pandemic depression cured!

  • “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” (2016): The criminally underappreciated masterpiece from The Lonely Island is nonstop hilarious, and then Michael Bolton shows up at the end to sing “Incredible Thoughts.” Also, the picture here is the world’s cutest kitten just hugging a dog, which you’d know if your brain was a genius.

  • “The Princess Bride” (1987): That really was the best kiss of all time.

  • “Ratatouille” (2007): You know this movie is great and you know the end is great. Seems like now would be a great time to watch it again, doesn’t it?

  • “School of Rock” (2003): “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n’ Roll)” by AC/DC is indisputably the best rock song ever recorded. And Jack Black and the kids play it at the end of this great movie.

  • “Shazam!” (2019): By far the best movie not called “Superman: The Movie” to be based on a DC Comic. If you didn’t yell “Hell Yes” and embarrass yourself in the theater when the thing depicted in the image above happened, you need a hug. 

  • “Sing Street” (2016): Awesome songs, a great coming-of-age story, then we end with a truly cathartic bittersweet moment of hope for the future and the successful pursuit of one’s dreams. For instance, I dream of being able to leave the house again.

  • “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018): This is a pretty good kiss, too.

  • “Trolls” (2016): When Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick sing “Can’t Stop the Feeling” to turn the Bergens into happy dancing party people your mood will be dramatically improved, and I know because in November 2016 I saw this three times in the theater because, for some reason, I needed cheering up.

  • “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971): “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.” “What’s that?” “He lived happily ever after.” Just like we will once this whole thing is over.

Self-quarantine more like self-quarantastic

Hey, uh, are you all OK? Because we know it’s not a relaxing time, what with the ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic and everything being locked down. But if we’re gonna make it through… however long of isolating at home with our sanity intact, we need to stay positive. And we have just the thing for that! Just watch one of these movies with extremely happy endings, every single one guaranteed to leave you feeling so upbeat and genuinely awesome that you’ll forget all about covid-19. Coronavirus, schmoronavirus, we say!

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