Hamilton star Daveed Diggs is set to take the lead in TNT’s Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller drama based on the acclaimed 2013 feature by Bong Joon-ho. Scott Derrickson (Doctor Who) will direct and also serve as an executive producer on the series.
The hour-long series will be 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. According to a statement, “class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. Diggs will star as the lead 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.”