TNT Taps Critically-Acclaimed Writer Graeme Manson as Showrunner For Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series "Snowpiercer"
Oscar(R) winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award(R) winner Daveed Diggs star in the series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios, Turner's Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment
Turner's TNT has tapped award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) to serve as showrunner on Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series stars Oscar(R) winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Tony Award(R) winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), Mickey Sumner (American Made), Alison Wright (The Accountant), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Sasha Frolova (The Interestings), Sheila Vand (Argo), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Tony Award(R) winner and Grammy(R) nominee Lena Hall (All My Children), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories) and Benjamin Haigh (The Conjuring 2).
"Graeme's extensive background in the sci-fi genre coupled with his brilliant work behind Orphan Black made him the perfect choice for this series," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "He is the best conductor to navigate the thought provoking and delicate themes of the series while bringing this frozen, futuristic world to life."
"I've been a tremendous fan of Graeme's work and his creative vision aligns perfectly with shaping the Snowpiercer world for a television audience," added Marty Adelstein, executive producer and CEO of Tomorrow Studios.
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.
Manson co-created the hit and critically-praised sci-fi thriller Orphan Black. In addition, he has penned several episodes of TV series, TV movies and is known for writing the film Cube.
Snowpiercer is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing). Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and the original film's Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi are also executive producers on the series.
About Tomorrow Studios
Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between CEO Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, develops and produces dramas and comedies distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Spearheaded by Adelstein and Becky Clements (President), this highly successful producing duo has already enjoyed great success with TNT on Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery, and Hanna for Amazon Studios.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, The Librarians, the upcoming One Day She'll Darken (working title), Snowpiercer and Deadlier Than The Male (working title). TNT's premium non-fiction series include the upcoming Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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