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‘Snowpiercer’ Lands at AMC for Fourth and Final Season

Snowpiercer’s final season will see the light of day after all.

AMC has picked up rights to all four seasons of the post-apocalyptic drama — including the completed but never aired fourth season. The series first aired on TNT, but the Warner Bros. Discovery network canceled the show in January 2023 as it and sister channels TBS and TruTV left the scripted business.

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The first three seasons of Snowpiercer will begin streaming on AMC+ later this year, with the final season set to premiere on both AMC and AMC+ in early 2025.

Snowpiercer is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride with a loyal fanbase — similar to the passionate fandoms we serve across our biggest franchise series — and a welcome addition to AMC and AMC+,” said Ben Davis, executive vp original programming at AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “We look forward to giving viewers an opportunity to binge the first three seasons later this year, in anticipation of the arrival of a remarkable fourth season helmed by Paul Zbyszewski and this stellar cast.”

TNT had begun scaling back its scripted output before the WarnerMedia-Discovery merger in April 2022, but following the transaction the newly combined company officially put the so-called T-nets out of that business. Snowpiercer had been slated to be the final homegrown drama to air on TNT before WBD pulled the plug in January 2023. Producer Tomorrow Studios then sought a new home for the series, which turned out to be AMC.

“We love Snowpiercer, and AMC is the perfect partner to share its final season, which completes an incredible series filled with brilliant talent that entertains viewers while exploring important global issues,” Tomorrow Studios founder and CEO Marty Adelstein, president/partner Becky Clements and executive vp Alissa Bachner said in a statement.

Zbyszewski (Agents of SHIELD, Lost) was the showrunner for season four, taking over from Graeme Manson — who himself had taken the reins from Josh Friedman, who developed the show but was let go before its premiere. “We’re so thrilled the train has finally found a home, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone at AMC and Tomorrow Studios for giving the fans of Snowpiercer a chance to enjoy season four with all the hard work this amazing cast and crew put into it,” he said.

Snowpiercer is based on Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 movie (which is in turn based on a French graphic novel) about the last survivors of a frozen Earth who circle the globe in a continously running, heavily class-stratified train. The cast features Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs,  Sean Bean, Rowan Blanchard, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Sam Otto, Chelsea Harris, Mike O’Malley, Roberto Urbina and Sheila Vand. Clark Gregg and Michael Aronov joined the ensemble for the final season.

Season four is executive produced by Zbyszewski, Christoph Schrewe, Adelstein, Clements, Bachner, Matthew O’Connor, Ben Rosenblatt and Scott Derrickson, along the 2013 film’s producers: Bong, Miky Lee, Jinnie Choi, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

ITV Studios, which distributes Snowpiercer internationally, brokered the deal to bring the show to AMC.

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