With at least two major film studios looking to take it a little easy this year with a slight break from San Diego Comic Con 2019 (SDCC), television appears more than willing to help fill that void in a big way. Cabler TBS has stepped up to take its turn in the spotlight, announcing that its highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer would be making a stop at the pop culture convention on Saturday, July 20. Series stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg; as well as executive producer-showrunner Graeme Manson, and executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will participate in the session, which includes a panel/Q&A as well as an exclusive “first look” at the series premiere ahead of its Spring 2020 debut.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series was renewed for season two prior to the season one premiere.
TBS’ Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James Hawes; Matthew O’Connor; Scott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re attending SDCC and interested in TBS’ Snowpiercer panel:
Panelists: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg; executive producer-showrunner Graeme Manson; executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements
Moderator: Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
Date: Saturday, July 20, 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom