Snowpiercier Season 3 is out now, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller television drama series that debuted on TNT on May 17, 2020. It is based on both Bong Joon-2013 ho’s film of the same name and the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette, from which the film was adapted.
The show is a unique blend of drama, thriller, and sci-fi, and we absolutely adore it. The train is all set to leave again- or, in all honesty, it already has. Here’s all the deets!
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Snowpiercer begins in 2026, seven years after the earth seems to have become a frozen wasteland, and depicts the survivors of civilization who have sought refuge on a luxury train that never comes to a stop.
Mr. Wilford, a quirky, eccentric businessman, designed and constructed the train, which has 1,001 cars and circuits the world 2.7 times every year. The train’s steady speed generates power and keeps the occupants from freezing.
Since the disaster, the train’s inhabitants has been rigorously divided by class, caught up in a political battle against the severely enforced social order and unequal distribution of scarce resources. The show delves into topics of class conflict, social inequality, and survival politics.
Snowpiercier Season 3 Release and Episodes
Snowpiercer season 3 premiered on TNT in the United States on Monday, January 24th, while the first episode was released on Netflix in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 25th. For the following few weeks, new episodes will be released regularly.
So far, the following episodes have been released:
|1||“The Tortoise and the Hare”||January 24, 2022|
|2||“The Last to Go”||January 31, 2022|
|3||“The First Blow”||February 7, 2022|
|4||“Bound by One Track”||February 14, 2022|
|5||“A New Life”||February 21, 2022|
Snowpiercer Season 3 Plot & Crew Comments
Before the show aired, executive producer Becky Clements teased several insights regarding what we should anticipate in the future season since the two trains have now separated.
When pressed if the show would be like a train chase, Clements said, “There will be some chasing, but it will not be the full season. We definitely have lots of narratives happening. There’s survival, there’s [what happened to] Melanie, there’s research on the train, and there’s the ultimate goal….”
In another interview, Clements commented that the new season will allow the characters to try to “find their place in their new world” and that the change in time dimension would show “what the new world order looks like.”
She further added, “It’s a lot of fun in season 3, how we have new alliances and new foes. It’s been fun to watch the scene work, putting new people together.”
We will also be learning more about Josie’s powers in season 3.
Sean Bean has also commented.
“Maybe we’ll get to see him in a more reasonable light. There are moments where he has to bargain with people, comply with some of their demands and try to be diplomatic. This might give the audience the impression that Wilford’s folding, but there’s always an ulterior motive — it’s never simple. That’s how cunning he is, how good he is at scheming.” Bean said.
Snowpiercer Critical Reception
Rotten Tomatoes collected 82 critic reviews, 63 percent of which were favourable, and recorded an average rating of 6.5/10 for the first season. The website’s critics’ consensus is as follows: “Snowpiercer takes a different route with its source material, crafting an ambitious sci-fi mystery with style to spare, but with little of the subversive bite of Bong Joon-ho’s theatrical adaptation.”
Based on 25 reviewers, Metacritic gave the first season a weighted average score of 55 out of 100, indicating that it was “mixed or average reviews.”
Rotten Tomatoes gave the second season an approval rating of 88 percent based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. According to the website’s opponents, the consensus is: “Snowpiercer‘s second season picks up the momentum by dropping narrative baggage without losing its critical reflections on society.”
Snowpiercer Season 3 Trailer
Unsure about watching? The show’s a masterpiece, and here’s the trailer that proves it!
Snowpiercer Season 3 Cast
Despite the fact that Jennifer Connolly’s character Melanie’s supposed death, she will be returning. Here’s the rest of the main cast.
- Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill: The powerful Head of Hospitality and the Voice of the Train aboard Snowpiercer. Though many of her peers are dismissive of the lower-class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them as she came from humble beginnings, explaining much of her sympathies. Melanie has assumed his identity and is actually Snowpiercer’s Head Engineer, working tirelessly to keep it functional.
- Daveed Diggs as Andre Layton: A former detective, is a quiet thinker who spends his days tending to his cage of rats in the Tail, and a dangerous rebel who helps coordinate and lead a revolution against the oppressive First Class to improve the harsh living conditions in the tail end of the train.
- Mickey Sumner as Bess Till: A thoughtful, empathetic, and savvy Brakeman who is part of the train’s security force, she is a former Detroit PD first-year rookie officer who witnessed the department’s self-destruction during the Freeze.
- Alison Wright as Ruth Wardell: Melanie’s deputy in Hospitality who helps look after First Class passengers, and oversees removal requests from the Tail, or delivering demands to them, activities she seems to feel are beneath her. In season 3, she has become the leader of the resistance against Wilford on Snowpiercer in Layton’s absence.
- Lena Hall as Miss Audrey: The lead madam of Snowpiercer’s Nightcar; a Third Class den of platonic prostitution and spiritual healing, she is a cunning chanteuse who knows the darkest secrets of the train.
- Iddo Goldberg as Bennett Knox: One of Snowpiercer’s engineers, who is inside the knowledge of Melanie’s impersonation of Mr. Wilford, he is one of Snowpiercer’s original designers, making him one of the few passengers who knows the deepest secrets of the train. He is fiercely loyal to Melanie, with whom he is romantically involved.
- Susan Park as Jinju Seong: Snowpiercer’s agricultural officer who lives in Second Class, she is also the finest chef at the train’s finest restaurant, and a member of the train’s elite.
- Katie McGuinness as Josie Wellstead: A strong, no-nonsense Tailie, she cares for Miles and other children in the tail, and uses training from her time as a veterinarian before the Freeze to treat the sick or injured.
- Sam Otto as John “Oz” Osweiller: A young Brakeman and Bess’ partner as a police-type figure of the train. He is more harsh and direct than Bess in dealing with passengers; however, his behavior could be from emotional trauma.
- Sheila Vand as Zarah Ferami: Andre’s ex-wife who, unable to adjust to the rigors of surviving in poverty on the train, left the Tail to become a bartender in the Nightcar, to the fury of other Tailies and Andre’s heartbreak.
- Roberto Urbina as Javier “Javi” de la Torre: One of Snowpiercer’s engineers, who is in the know about Melanie’s impersonation of Mr. Wilford, but he often questions the morality of Melanie’s decisions. As revealed in season 3, he survived, but was left scarred and enslaved to Wilford.
- Mike O’Malley as Sam Roche: Snowpiercer’s lead Brakeman who is a former police officer and Wilford’s security officer before the Freeze.
- Annalise Basso as Lilah “LJ” Folger Jr.: The isolated teenage daughter of Lilah and Robert, she lives uptrain with her parents in First Class, surrounded by luxury. Appearing to be quiet and diligent, she is later revealed as a murderous psychopath and sadist, and the mastermind behind the serial murders on Snowpiercer committed by her bodyguard and boyfriend Erik Sotto. In season 3, she and Oz run the Night Car together and continue their relationship. In season 3, episode 2, the two get married.
- Steven Ogg as Pike: A Tailie, who was a career convict, serving time in Cook County Jail for armed robbery at the time of the Freeze, but escaped. After assassinating Terence on Layton’s orders, Pike suffers something of a breakdown out of guilt. In season 3, he assists Ruth Wardell in running the resistance on Snowpiercer in Layton’s absence.
- Rowan Blanchard as Alexandra “Alex” Cavill: Melanie’s daughter and Big Alice’s Engineer, who was believed to have died in the Freeze when her mother was forced to leave her behind when Snowpiercer left Chicago seven years ago.
- Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford: An eccentric billionaire and genius inventor, Mr. Wilford is the powerful creator of Snowpiercer, worshipped as a Messiah-like figure who used his company, Wilford Industries, to refit his luxury liner train, “Wilford’s Dreamliner” and its global railway into an ark, Snowpiercer, to save a small population from the Freeze (he claimed the credit for Melanie’s work).
- Chelsea Harris as Sykes: Mr. Wilford’s head of security aboard Big Alice. In season 3, she has joined the crew, stating that she is doing her part as a prisoner of war. However, her loyalty to Wilford appears to be wavering and she is left to roam free by Layton after he retakes Snowpiercer. She later bonds with Javi over their mutual trauma from dealing with Wilford. Archie Panjabi as Asha: A survivor discovered by Layton in a nuclear power plant in North Korea.
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