In a report Wednesday that includes the disclaimer “File this news under ‘train wreck,'” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the long-delayed TV series “Snowpiercer” has returned to its original home at TNT. The move comes after the Jennifer Connelly drama series was moved previously from TNT to TBS — and after the project “has already gone through two showrunners and two directors,” THR reports.
The series has yet to receive a formal date for its planned spring 2020 premiere, but it has already been renewed for a second season.
“Confused? Yes, we are too,” THR notes. “Allow Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS and TruTV to explain.”
Reilly is quoted saying in a statement: “We’ve had the unique opportunity to more thoroughly test and explore where this show will best perform. While we are still adding dramas to TBS (such as ‘Obliterated’), after further research and consideration we’ve decided to keep ‘Snowpiercer’ on TNT. Now that we’ve seen this incredible post-apocalyptic sci-fi series in its entirety, and better understand the audience this show will appeal to, we’re confident it will perform strongest on TNT.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to THR for additional details on the tortured saga of “Snowpiercer’s” struggle to make it to the screen.