The first season concluded on the 12th of July this year. The second season is shrouded in mystery and rumours but we know that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sean Bean will be a future addition on the show.
Based on the South Korean genius director Bong Joon-Ho’s masterpiece movie of the same name, Netflix’s ‘Snowpiercer‘ is a post-apocalyptic thriller TV series that premiered this year in May. Not many fans of the original film know that the movie ‘Snowpiercer’ itself was an adaptation of a 1982 French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige”.
- What can fans expect from ‘Snowpiercer’ Season 2?
- What will Sean Bean do in season 2?
- What has happened on the show so far?
- When will season 2 air?
- Who will be cast in season 2?
The series is a reboot of the film and follows the passengers at the lower end of the Snowpiercer train that carries the entirety of humanity (or whatever is left of it) through the frozen wasteland that has become our planet. The show takes on a variety of social issues present in the train, adopted from our world, such as economic inequality, social injustice, class struggle, etc.
The first season concluded with its 10th episode on the 12th of July this year. The second season is shrouded in mystery and rumours but we know that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sean Bean will be a future addition on the show. Here is all the detail!
What can fans expect from ‘Snowpiercer’ Season 2?
In the final episode of the first season, we saw Layton take control of the train. The season endedwith a dramatic cliffhanger as the young woman who comes up to demand the surrender of Snowpiercer on Mr Wilford’s behalf turns out to be Alexandra Cavill, Melanie’s presumed dead daughter.
The second season will be 10 episodes long. In an interview with a leading Hollywood magazine, showrunner Graeme Mason stated:
“The real, real challenge for Layton is to reconcile the revolutionary with what he may have to be as a politician. And then there is an equal struggle for Melanie, which is her desire to step down, to be an engineer, to go back to the science of survival without the politics. And then who is on the horizon, but it could be the great Mr Wilford to throw all of that into disarray. So already this nascent democracy is under threat”.
What will Sean Bean do in season 2?
It has been made official with the official teaser for the second season of the show that the ‘Game of Thrones’ star, Sean Bean, will play the role of elusive and eccentric billionaire Mr. Wilford. The train, Snowpiercer, was designed by him and he will be a central character in the show for the upcoming episodes.
What has happened on the show so far?
In the dystopian world of ‘Snowpiercer’, leaders of most of the countries agree to release an experimental gas in the atmosphere of the Earth which would cool the air down. They did this in hopes of reversing global warming and the effects of climate change.
Alas, what happened was that the gas destroyed Earth’s climate cycle, rendering it frozen, lifeless, and completely covered in snow. The train ‘Snowpiercer’ was built by billionaire Mr Wildford, as a self-sustaining lifeboat that carries 1001 carriages and travels all over the planet, never stopping.
In the first few episodes, we can see that the residents of the tail end of the train revolt against the status quo due to their deprecating living conditions and Andre Layton has been tasked with solving suspicious murders taking place at the front end. Andre comes to know about a drug, ‘Kronole’, that is flowing in the black markets of the tail end which seemingly makes its users docile and subservient.
Over the course of the revolution panning out, Layton uncovers many long-held secrets of the train’s front end and also runs into cannibals. In the season finale, Layton takes control of the train and declares a democratic government to be formed. The two-hour-long season finale earned the season’s highest ratings.
When will season 2 air?
Neither Netflix nor TNT have given out a release date for the show as of yet. Writers on the show have promised the fans that they are almost done with the second season save for the last two episodes. The second season will most likely air during the summer of 2021.
Who will be cast in season 2?
The lead actors of the show Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly will be back for the second season along with many other actors such as Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg, Susan Park, Katie McGuinness, and many more.