After a successful run on the TNT network, Snowpiercer is set to finish its run with their upcoming fourth season. The show was based off of the critically acclaimed Chris Evans-led 2013 film of the same name made by Bong Joon-ho (which in itself is based off of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob). Set in the same universe, but a few years before the film, the Snowpiercer series followed Jennifer Connelly’s Melanie Cavill and Daveed Diggs’ Andre Layton on the titular luxury train as they deal with the socio-political ramifications of class warfare in the midst of the aftermath of global catastrophe.
In a statement made by a TNT network spokesperson today, they talked about their appreciation for the team behind the show for its successful run on the network.
We can confirm that Snowpiercer will end after a successful, multi-season run on TNT. Its talented writers, actors and crew took an extraordinary premise and brought it to life in thrilling ways. It was critically acclaimed, had a significant impact on the post-apocalyptic genre, and now remains in the hearts and minds of fans forever.Turner Network Television
The news of the show’s end comes in line with mass turnover in the way WarnerMedia is handling its entertainment properties since the merger with Discovery and the appointment of David Zaslav as the new President and CEO of the company. A focus to consolidate resources, focus on fewer channels of media (namely the HBO Max streaming service), and emphasize cost effectiveness. With it, a recent edict was in place to end work on any new scripted series for both TNT and its sister network TBS. It remains to be seen the success of this new change, but ultimately the end of Snowpiercer continues to mark an emblematic change in the overall direction of WarnerMedia.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter