Introducing Snowpiercer, the new Netflix series adaptation of Parasite director Bong Joon-ho's movie of the same name. The world has gone to shit, the earth is frozen over and all the remains of humanity lives on one train that endlessly speeds around the world. Just your normal run-of-the-mill drama so.
Snowpiercer was originally a French graphic novel series that was later turned into a movie by, now Oscar winner, Joon-ho in 2013. On 25 May the first two episodes of the new Netflix series of the same name will be released with a further eight coming on a weekly basis from 1 June.
The dystopian sci-fi is set seven years after the world has become a "frozen wasteland":
"All remaining life lives aboard the massive Snowpiercer. 1001 cars long, the Snowpiercer circles the globe endlessly, divided into classes, with the rich elites up front and impoverished 'tailies' in the back. Snowpiercer tells the story of what happens when those who have been oppressed their whole lives decide to resist, rise up, and revolt."
Netflix describe the main themes of the show as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival, and it stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connolly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish).
Joon-ho is an executive producer on the series, directed by James Hawes, the director behind last year's Andrew Scott and Topher Grace 'Smithereens' Black Mirror episode. You can watch the trailer below: