Thursday, May 30, 2024

“Snowpiercer” Will End Run on TNT After New Warner Discovery Conglom Puts Kibosh on Scripted Dramas


“Snowpiercer” will make its final train stop on TNT after its fourth season, currently shooting in Vancouver.

What a shame, but the writing was on the wall. David Zaslav and his Discovery team are taking the entire Warner Bros. machine apart. They’re putting an end to scripted dramas on TNT and TBS even if they were hits.

“Snowpiercer” is based on the movie by “Parasite” director Bon Joon Ho and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, and Mickey Sumner, among others. It’s been very popular. Season one averaged 1.3 million viewers per episode, but as time went on– and nothing was done to promote the show– last season’s numbers cut that in half.

Connelly, of course, an Oscar winner, is featured in the new “Top Gun” movie. Tony winner Diggs from “Hamilton” is in constant demand. Sumner is already fielding offers. Another regular, Sakina Jaffrey, is now a regular on “Billions.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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