Snowpiercer: Daveed Diggs To Star In TNT Pilot


Deadline is reporting that Hamilton star Daveed Diggs has been cast to star in TNT pilot Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller drama based on the 2013 feature film directed by Bong Joon-ho.

 

The pilot is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. The show will tackle issues such as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival. In addition to production starting soon on the pilot, the project is getting backup scripts written.

 

Daveed Diggs (whose other credits include Black-ish and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will be playing the role of Layton Well, a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train. A quiet thinker who spends his days sniffing the industrial-waste-turned-drug Chronole and tending to his cage full of rats, Layton becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train.

 

The pilot will be co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T, with Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the Avatar sequels) tapped to write the script for the series adaptation and become executive producer and showrunner if the pilot is given a series commitment at TNT. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will serve as Executive Producers of the pilot, alongside the original film’s Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

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