If you were wondering what a TV take on Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer might look like, so was its chief executive. Just weeks after a series order, showrunner Josh Friedman has apparently parted ways with the new Snowpiercer series over creative differences.
TNT’s Snowpiercer is officially rolling forward. The new TV series adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 cult classic at last has a series order, based on the strength of its Scott Derrickson-directed pilot.
Six seasons is a healthy stretch for any series, but TNT’s The Closer spinoff Major Crimes is not going quietly. TNT has confirmed that Season 6 will be the last for the series, though it’s showrunner maintains “it was not at all my idea, nor did I want to leave the show.”
Wonder Woman 2 may not come about until 2019, but Chris Pine is already back taking direction from Patty Jenkins. Pine will star in a new TNT limited series about the Black Dahlia murder, with Jenkins attached to direct.
We’re still not entirely certain how a TV iteration of Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer will roll on, but the cast is at least heating up. Not only will Hamilton alum Daveed Diggs lead the new series, Jennifer Connelly has now joined the Scott Derrickson-directed pilot.
It’s been well over a year since TNT’s M. Night Shyamalan reboot of Tales From the Crypt was announced; since running afoul of some legal challenges. Some internal teasers peaked our interest, but according to TNT boss Kevin Reilly, “I’m not waiting around four years for this thing.”