The Snowpiercer TV show will not be in the same continuity as the movie. When it was announced that TBS will be making a TV series based on Snowpiercer, many folks assumed that the show would be somehow tied to the Bong Joon Ho film of the same name. The Snowpiercer film in turn was based on the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. The graphic novel will then inspire three more books, with different creators adding more stories in the Snowpierecer world.
But according to executive producer and showrunner, Graham Manson, don’t expect the new show to have much connection to the film or the comic books.
In a press conference that Screen Rant attended during San Diego Comic Con, when asked if the series was a prequel to the film, Graham Manson explains:
“No, we stand alone. It goes back to one of the post scripts of the graphic novels, I think the third author said there are as many stories to tell on Snowpiercer as there are trains to circle the Earth. I like that, I think...that sounds like a franchise. So we’ll do one here, and then who knows, another train could start up sometime.”
So fans hoping to see younger versions of the characters they saw in the film will have to accept the fact that they won’t be a part of the shows continuity. Instead they will be introduced to a new set of passengers, and not surprisingly, a brand new plot.
Here’s the show's official synopsis:
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, SNOWPIERCER centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series was renewed for season two prior to the season one premiere.