TNT has released the trailer for Snowpiercer season 2. The trailer comes one day after season 1 came to an end. In addition to the new footage, viewers are introduced to Sean Bean, who will have a major presence in the upcoming season 2. The small screen adaptation of the Titan Comics series takes place a full eight years before the big screen adaptation, which gives plenty of time to show some twists and turns, much like the season 1 finale. There are SPOILERS for Snowpiercer season 1 below, so read ahead at your own risk.
Last night's Snowpiercer season finale proved that there is another train carrying more of Earth's survivors. However, that wasn't the biggest surprise in the episode. Instead, viewers, who thought Snowpiercer creator Mr. Wilford was dead, learned that he is still very much alive and is played by actor Sean Bean. The Wilford character was originally played by Ed Harris in Director Bong Joon-ho's movie. Bean's Wilford is featured in the season 2 teaser trailer, which is setting something major up for season 2.
While it seems really quick to be getting the trailer for Snowpiercer season 2, it actually makes a lot of sense. The series was delayed for quite a while, which led to production on season 2 taking place while still waiting for season 1 to air. Additionally, we already know that there are plans for season 3 underway. Showrunner Graeme Manson recently talked about what season 3 will have in store. He had this to say.
"I think we have a good sense of what our Season 3 could be. It would be more about figuring out a Season 3 ending, whether it's a cliffhanger to come back again, or not. I'm not sure. The end point, that flagpole that we put up, hopefully moves down the road with more seasons. Or you stick to that end point and figure out a reboot of the characters and the train. I'm not sure what that would look like. There are as many Snowpiercer stories as there are trains that you can imagine. I think it's a franchise that you could reboot, in a different time, on a different train, or with a different cast. With this cast, let's hope that we're looking at five or six seasons."
So far, viewers would be more than happy to have another four or five seasons of Snowpiercer. As for whether TNT will allow that to happen or not is a mystery. With that being said, the reaction to season 1 has been widely positive from both viewers and critics. Plus season 2 looks like it's going to have a lot going on, pushing the story even further.
Snowpiercer season 1 introduced the second train, which is something that Graeme Manson liked about the graphic novels. This idea was baked into the very beginning of development by Manson and crew. "By now, we understand both Layton and Melanie and their backstory struggles and, in this case particularly, what drove Melanie to take the train, the deep connection with her daughter," he says. Whatever the case may be, there's a lot of explaining that will have to occur in season 2. You can watch the trailer above, thanks to the TV Promos YouTube channel.