Some additional casting news hit the Net today with regard to TNT’s small screen series version of “Snowpiercer.” Joining the previously announced Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in the pilot is Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, Two for One).
Per Deadline, Sumner, who’s the daughter of musician Sting (Gordon Sumner) and actress Trudie Styler, will play Bess Till. Thoughtful, empathetic, and savvy, Bess is a brakeman, part of the train’s security force. She finds herself at the center of a mystery that rocks the train’s uneasy status quo.
The “Snowpiercer” pilot, a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed 2013 feature by Bong Joon-ho, is directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson. It’s set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. It explores class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.
Connelly plays Melanie Cavill, a First Class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train; Diggs plays Layton Well, a prisoner who becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train.
“Snowpiercer,” a co-production among Marty Adelstein/ITV Studios’ Tomorrow Studios, Turner’s Studio T, and CJ Entertainment, is exec produced by writer/showrunner Josh Friedman; director Derrickson; Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein and Becky Clements; and the original film’s Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi.