Earlier this year, TNT announced that it had renewed its dystopian train drama Snowpiercer for a third season, continuing the story of train-based class revolution for another ride. Today, series star Daveed Diggs revealed that the season has just wrapped up its production, and that the show will return for a fourth season.
Based on the 2013 movie by Bong Joon Ho (which was based on the 1982 graphic novel Le Transperceneige), the series essentially reboots the film’s story, and is set seven years after a catastrophic climate disaster that brought about a global ice age. The remains of humanity are sequestered aboard a 1001-car train that circles the planet, and within those cars, people have become stringently divided by class.
That class system has been a focus of the series, following Andre Layton (Diggs), a former detective who has been fomenting a revolution against the train’s upper classes. Season two brought along some more surprises: the train’s enigmatic creator Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) appears, along with a second train, and the various factions clash with Layton made leader of the revolution while Wilford plots his own takeover.
Season three will apparently find Layton and his allies commanding a pirate train as they search for Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly)—who had taken control of the train while Wilford was missing—and a potential warm land from which they can try and rebuild society.
There’s no date just yet for when season three will return. Season two debuted on January 25th, and Deadline says to expect the season premiere to take place sometime early in 2022. Presumably, there will be some bumps along the ride that will lead right to season four.