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New Netflix Series 'Snowpiercer' Looks Seriously Chilling

New Netflix Series 'Snowpiercer' Looks Seriously Chilling

This month, Netflix is releasing a new, 10-part series from the makers of Academy Award winning film, Parasite.

The futuristic show, titled Snowpiercer, is set seven years after the world has turned into a frozen wasteland and stars Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish).

In the dystopian thriller, the last remaining humans are living onboard a train, which has 1,001 carriages and circles the globe perpetually.

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Inside, the inhabitants have been split into a class system, which is teetering on the edge of exploding into a full on revolution.

With the show exploring social injustice, Netflix explains "the politics of survival [will] play out in this riveting television adaptation".

Daveed Diggs stars in the 10-part show (Credit: Netflix)
Daveed Diggs stars in the 10-part show (Credit: Netflix)

The show is based on the graphic novel series and is produced by Bong Joon Ho who won Best Director at this year's Oscars for his incredible South Korean film, Parasite.

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The movie also won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

As well as a gripping plot, there's an impressive cast, too. Alongside Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs stars Alison Wright (The Americans), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Battle of the Sexes), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders, The Zookeeper's Wife), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Roberto Urbina (Narcos), Sheila Vand (Argo) and Jaylin Fletcher (Saturday Church).

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"Attention all passengers, Wilford Industries wishes you good morning.

"Mr Wilford would like to address the rumours of disturbances in the tail. Let me assure you, your security is our highest priority. Order will be restored."

The first two episodes will be available to stream on 25th May (Credit: Netflix)
The first two episodes will be available to stream on 25th May (Credit: Netflix)

Providing some background information on how the inhabitants came to occupy the train, it continues: "Seven years ago, the world ended. Now the train is all that's left. First, the weather changed. In the final days of the freeze, the rich retreated to an ark.

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"This is Snowpiercer. This is how we survive. There are those who have and those who suffer. What do you see when you look at this train? I see a fortress to class."

Towards the end of the trailer, a bloody revolution can be seen kicking off, with one person screaming: "Today we take this train, and we march to the engine!"

Sounds gripping, right? Episodes one and two will land on Netflix on 25th May, with an episode following each week from 1st June.

We've got a good feeling about this one...

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment News, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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