Snowpiercer Season 3-With the release of the third season of Snowpiercer on Netflix today, the train has left the station again.
The post-apocalyptic sci-fi series, based on both the Bong Joon-ho film of the same name and the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, returns to our screens for a second season, premiering on Netflix in the United Kingdom the day following the US debut.
And, if you want a sneak peek at the following season before diving in, a teaser for the season has been published, including the new character Asha, portrayed by Archie Panjabi from The Fall, who looks to have managed to live while living off the train.
The footage, which was first released in January 2022, depicts all kinds of tension aboard the train following the dramatic events of the season 2 finale, as well as essential characters Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Wilford (Sean Bean), as well as an exciting cameo from Melanie (Jennifer Connolly).
And it doesn't appear like Snowpiercer is going anywhere anytime soon, with the post-apocalyptic sci-fi series already been renewed for a fourth season before the third season has even aired.
Last year, star Daveed Diggs announced the news in a video from the series' Vancouver set, disclosing that the third season has finally ended production.
“There is just a handful of us left since we are about to end production on the epic season 3 of Snowpiercer,” he explained. “We cannot wait for you to see it, but wait – there's more.”
“We have some exciting news to share. We're excited to share with you that we've been given the green light for Season 4. And this is simply a word to say thank you to you, our devoted followers; without you, none of this would have been possible. And if you like seasons 1 and 2, there's no reason to think you won't enjoy seasons 3 and 4, which are just larger and more Snowpiercer-y.”
The series has been on an upward trend since the arrival of Sean Bean as a scenery-chewing villain in season 2, and viewers were left with quite a cliffhanger at the close of the last run. So, what “Snowpiercer-is” shocks may fans expect in Season 3? Here's what we've learned thus far.
When Will the Third Season of Snowpiercer Be Released?
According to whattowatch, A brand-new episode of Snowpiercer season 3 will air on TNT in the US on Monday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Snowpiercer season 3 premiered on TNT in the United States on Monday, January 24, and Netflix in the United Kingdom released the first episode on Tuesday, January 25. For the following few weeks, new episodes will be released regularly. The most recent episodes will be available on Netflix on Tuesday, March 29, for users in the UK.
Season 3 Cast of Snowpiercer
Several characters from Season 2 return for Season 3. Despite her character Melanie appearing to be killed off at the end of the second season, Jennifer Connolly will return.
In a recent interview with TVLine, executive producer Becky Clements delivered conflicting signals when questioned about Melanie's fate, saying, “I don't know whether she is alive,” but also disclosing, “we are happy that Jennifer will join us for season 3.” So maybe she'll appear in flashbacks in the following season?
Alison Wright, Rowan Blanchard, Lena Hall, Mickey Sumner, Sam Otto, Annalise Basso, and Steven Ogg are all set to return, as well as series regulars Alison Wright, Rowan Blanchard, Lena Hall, Mickey Sumner, Sam Otto, Annalise Basso, and Steven Ogg.
We'll also meet a significant new character, Archie Panjabi of The Fall and The Good Wife, joining the cast as Asha, a survivor from the train, and “several lesser characters,” according to Clements. We'll keep you updated when additional information becomes available.
Season 3 Trailer for Snowpiercer
The Plot of the Third Season of Snowpiercer
Executive producer Becky Clements gave a few insights about what we may expect in the upcoming season now that the two trains are separated before the series premiered.
Clements replied that the series will resemble a train pursuit, “It will.” “There will be some chasing, but it will not be throughout the entire season. There are a lot of stories going on right now. There's survival, there's Melanie's fate, there's railway study, and there's the final aim….”
In a separate interview with Deadline, Clements revealed that the upcoming season would include all of the characters “trying to find their place in their new world,” as well as a time leap to depict “what the new global order looks like.”
She said, ” “Season 3 is a lot of fun since we have new alliances and opponents. It's been fascinating to watch the scene come together and meet new individuals.”
She also revealed that we would learn more about Josie (Katie McGuinness) and her abilities, which were briefly mentioned in season 2.
She explained, “That's our exciting, intriguing, sci-fi genre element of human modification.” “In the realm of CRISPR, how far can we and should we go? What happens when we start tampering with the creator, you know? As a result, sure. There's also some intriguing material on the way.”
With the New York Times, Sean Bean explored the new relationships and how dealing with Layton when restoring the trains may affect Wilford's rule.
“Perhaps we'll be able to perceive him from a more rational perspective. There are times when he must deal with individuals, meet some of their requests, and maintain a diplomatic demeanor, “Bean said.
“This may give the idea that Wilford is giving up, but there's always a backstory – it's never straightforward. That's how crafty and brilliant a strategist guy is.”
We fully anticipate the extremely topical climate change theme to be expounded upon in season 3 after it was revealed that the planet was growing warmer in season 2 – especially as Melanie appears to have died attempting to collect data on the shifting temperatures. Could it soon be warm enough for humanity to flee Wilford now that a time leap has been confirmed?
As they become available, we'll update this page with new story details, so check back often for the most up-to-date information. However, don't turn to Bong Joon-popular ho's 2013 film for inspiration; the show has already diverged significantly from the picture that inspired it.