'Snowpiercer' Episode 1 Preview: Join Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Digs on the ride of a lifetime

Based on the groundbreaking graphic novel 'Le Transperceneige' and Bong Joon-ho's feature film adaptation of the same name, the TNT show explores the harshest of human realities aboard a train that's humanity's last hope


                            'Snowpiercer' Episode 1 Preview: Join Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Digs on the ride of a lifetime
Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly (IMDb)
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TNT's new series 'Snowpiercer' has finally managed to break its way out of development hell and to screens with a must-watch story and it's bringing us along for the ride. Based on the groundbreaking graphic novel 'Le Transperceneige' and Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho's feature film adaptation of the same name, 'Snowpiercer' explores the harshest of human realities aboard a train that's humanity's last hope.

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Unlike the movie, the show is going to be spending a lot of time building the world of the Snowpiercer, the eponymous train that houses what's left of humanity after an attempt to reverse global warming backfires and plunges the world into a new Ice Age. The first episode of the new series, titled 'First, the Weather Changed', will be introducing all the key players and kicking off the mystery that drives this plot forward.

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Daveed Diggs stars as Andre Layton, a former homicide detective turned revolutionary who is one of the poor left to survive on scraps at the tail-end of the 1001-car train. He is called upon to investigate a mystery that takes him across the train, bringing him into contact with people across all social (and locomotive) classes.

Diggs is joined by Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill, Layton's polar opposite and the mysterious head of hospitality. Where Layton is unkempt and emotional, Cavill is methodical and precise, and the two together make up an interesting combination to watch out for.

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'Snowpiercer' also stars Mickey Sumner as Bess Till, Sheila Vand as Zarah Ferami, and Lena Hall as Miss Audrey. Other cast members include Alison Wright, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina (Narcos), and Jaylin Fletcher.

Here's the official synopsis for the show: "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 train, with 1001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series and film of the same name."

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'Snowpiercer' airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on TNT.