All aboard to watch Snowpiercer online and see TNT's series reboot of the film by Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho.
Like the movie, the show is set in a post-apocalyptic world that is a frozen wasteland. The remnants of humankind live on a perpetually moving train that's a hotbed of tensions over class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival. Since the show is a reboot, there's a new Snowpiercer cast led by Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
Both Snowpiercer projects are adapted from the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige (also like the movie). Bong's 2013 film was his English language debut and received a ton of critical acclaim. The series reboot was been in the works for several years and has experienced numerous delays — passing through several writers and showrunners and even switching from networks. But now Snowpiercer is in the hands of Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson and a permanent home on TNT.
While the show features new characters, it will delve into similar issues as the movies — particularly the divide between the wealthy, elite front-of-train passengers and the poor, oppressed people at the back of the train.
"As a fan of the film and reading the scripts, it broadens the world exponentially. and that's one of the advantages of TV, you have time," Diggs explained to reporters in 2017. "So the politics that are hinted at in the film are explored in much more depth, and the mechanism of the train [is explored further] — just the little things that create a world, world specificity. It's the thing, specifics, it's why i'm a sci-fi nerd."
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Snowpiercer online.
If you're in a country with geo-restrictions, you don't need to miss out on watching Snowpiercer online. It's pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
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In the U.S., Snowpiercer episode 1 premieres Sunday, May 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern on TNT. But you'll need a digital antenna or cable package to watch.
If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Snowpiercer on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV and AT&T TV Now.
Of the best cable TV alternatives, we recommend Sling TV which gives you $10 off the first month of your subscription. Hulu with Live TV is our next choice, since it has original programming like Handmaid's Tale, Devs and Ramy. It's also got a 1-week free trial. YouTube TV is a great option if you want to record a lot of shows, since it offers a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage.
Good news, Brits: You can watch Snowpiercer on Netflix UK starting May 25. That's over a week after its American deubt, though, so Yanks stuck in the U.K. might want to check out ExpressVPN so they don't have to wait and can stream the premiere from the service they're already paying for.
There's mixed news for Canadians. Snowpiercer season 1 is coming to Netflix Canada — but there's no release date yet Americans visiting our neighbors in the great white north should look at ExpressVPN for watching it live on the service they already pay for.
Since Snowpiercer has been in the works for so long, there are quite a few teasers and trailers out there. Check out a few of the most recent ones below.
The Snowpiercer cast is all new for the reboot series. Leading the way is Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill, a first class passenger who serves as the Voice of the Train and makes the PA system's daily announcements. Though many of her peers look down on lower class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them.
Daveed Diggs is Layton Well, a quiet thinker and prisoner who is barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail section of the train. He's addicted to the industrial waste drug Chronole and tends to a cage of rats.
Here's who else is in the Snowpiercer cast:
In addition to these main cast members, there are numerous recurring actors:
TNT has already renewed Snowpiercer for a second season. Scratch that — TBS renewed it for a second season when the show was going to move from TNT to its sibling network. However, the move was scrapped and TNT took Snowpiercer back. Season 2 is still in cards, though, and a few cast members have already been announced. Some of the recurring or guest stars from season 1, like Blanchard and Ogg, will become series regulars in season 2. Here's who's joining them:
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