‘Snowpiercer’, the series based on Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho’s film of the same name, is coming to an end on TNT after Season 4, Deadline reported. The publication reported that the cast’s options, which were coming up, haven’t been picked up by the network, leaving them to take on other jobs. 

The upcoming season is currently in production, and a network spokesperson confirmed to Deadline, saying “We can confirm that Snowpiercer will end after a successful, multi-season run on TNT”. 

They added, “Its talented writers, actors and crew took an extraordinary premise and brought it to life in thrilling ways. It was critically acclaimed, had a significant impact on the post-apocalyptic genre, and now remains in the hearts and minds of fans forever.” 

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‘Snowpiercer’ was the last original scripted series on TNT, with the other show ‘Animal Kingdom’ – based on David Michod’s critically acclaimed film – will air its final season in July. The cancellation comes amid the network’s pullback on several original scripted contents, which has been accelerated by the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger. 

The series is based on the 2013 film of the same name and is set in a dystopic future where the earth has become wholly uninhabitable except for the eponymous train which keeps moving. The carriages on this train represent the societal class divide, and incidents onboard threaten to disrupt the fragile order that exists under dire circumstances. 

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It premiered as the No 1 new-scripted drama on all ad-supported cable back in 2020. 

The cast includes Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Rowan Blanchard and Roberto Urbina. with Clark Gregg and Michael Aronov appearing in Season 4. 

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There is no release date for the upcoming season. Paul Zbyszewski is the new showrunner, who is also attached as an executive producer on ‘Snowpiercer’ Season 4.