Snowpiercer season 4, the post-apocalyptic thriller series based on the 2013 film by Bong Joon-ho and the French novel Le Transperceneige, has been on a roller coaster ride of development and distribution. After three seasons of twists and turns on the perpetual train that carries the last remnants of humanity, TNT surprisingly cancelled the show in January 2023. However, the producers still hope to find a new home for the fourth and final season, which has already been filmed and completed.
Snowpiercer Season 4 Release Date
There has yet to be an official release date for Snowpiercer season 4, as the show is still looking for a new network or platform to air it. The first three seasons premiered on TNT in the US and Netflix internationally, with the third season ending on March 14, 2023. Before the third season aired, the show got a fourth season renewal in July 2021. However, in January 2023, TNT axed it as a tax deduction for Warner Bros. Discovery, its owner. This also influenced the cancellation as Snowpiercer was the last scripted show on TNT.
Producer Marty Adelstein revealed in an interview with Deadline that all episodes of Snowpiercer season 4 are already filmed. They are talking to several buyers about buying the first three seasons and season 4, which he said is probably their best season. He also said that they are working collaboratively with TNT to assist in locating a new home for the series so that viewers have a story and visual experience.
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Snowpiercer Season 4 Cast
- The cast of Snowpiercer season 4 is expected to return most of the main characters from the previous seasons unless they were killed off or left the train. The cast includes:
- Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill, the former head of hospitality and engineer who helped build Snowpiercer and later joined the rebel forces
- Daveed Diggs as Andre Layton, the former leader of the Tail section who became the leader of Snowpiercer after a revolution and later formed an alliance with Melanie.
- Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford, the mysterious billionaire and visionary behind Snowpiercer who returned with his train, Big Alice, and tried to take over Snowpiercer.
- Rowan Blanchard as Alexandra Cavill, Melanie’s daughter, who was raised by Mr. Wilford and became his loyal protege.
- Alison Wright plays Ruth Wardell, the devoted deputy of hospitality who sided with Mr. Wilford after sensing betrayal from Melanie and Layton.
- Mickey Sumner as Bess Till, a former brakeman who became a detective and Layton’s ally.
- Iddo Goldberg as Bennett Knox, a senior engineer and Melanie’s former lover who stayed loyal to her and Snowpiercer.
- Lena Hall as Miss Audrey, the head of the Night Car and a former lover of Mr. Wilford, who switched sides several times.
- Steven Ogg, as Pike, a former Tailie who became a black market leader, switched sides between Layton and Wilford.
- Sam Otto as John Osweiler, a former brakeman who joined the rebel forces and became Till’s partner.
- Sheila Vand as Zarah Ferami, a former Tailie who became Layton’s lover and pregnant with his child.
- Mike O’Malley as Roche, the head of security who supported Layton and his family.
- Annalise Basso, as LJ Folger, is a spoiled rich girl involved in a murder case who later became fascinated by Mr. Wilford.
- Roberto Urbina as Javier de la Torre, a junior engineer and Bennett’s friend who also stayed loyal to Melanie and Snowpiercer.
- Sakina Jaffrey as Winnie, an elder stateswoman and advisor to Layton.
Snowpiercer Season 4 Plot
- The plot of Snowpiercer Season 4 will probably continue right after Season 3 ends, with a major cliffhanger that sees Melanie sacrificing herself to signal Snowpiercer that there is life outside the train. Mr. Wilford, however, intercepted her signal and used it to trick Snowpiercer into falling for a trap and seize control of the train with his army of supporters.
- He separated Big Alice from Snowpiercer and left Layton and his allies behind in the frozen wasteland.
Season 4 will likely explore how Layton and his allies will survive in the cold and try to find a way back to Snowpiercer or another haven.
- It will also explore how Mr. Wilford will rule over Snowpiercer with an iron fist and how his relationship with Alexandra will evolve. Moreover, it will reveal if Melanie is dead or if she can reunite with her daughter and her friends. Season 4 will also wrap up the story of Snowpiercer and its characters, as it is intended to be the show’s final season.
Snowpiercer Season 4 Trailer
There has yet to be a trailer for Snowpiercer season 4, as the show is still looking for a new home. However, you can view the season 3 trailer.
Reasons for Why Snowpiercer Was Cancelled and Why ?
- The choice to cancel Snowpiercer after season 3 ended was not just motivated by WBD’s tax deductions for deleting content.
- The TNT network has taken steps to move away from scripted television.
- Season 4 of Snowpiercer was once supposed to be TNT’s last scripted season. Therefore, the cancellation was a part of a bigger business strategy that also involved the removal of numerous films and television programs. However, it was also indicative of TNT’s revised programming goals.
- Adelstein was one of the Snowpiercer team members that responded to the cancellation at the time. Adelstein and co-producer Becky Clements made the following statements:
- “We love Snowpiercer and believe season four completes a story with incredible talent that will entertain viewers while exploring issues of climate change and class warfare.” One of the series’ production companies, Tomorrow Studios, reportedly bought back the rights to the complete run so it could market the entire library to other platforms that might be interested.
What will happen in Season 4 of Snowpiercer?
- The train was divided into various groups, each with their own cars, in season 3. Season 4 will presumably demonstrate how these novel routes pan out for the teams commanded by Melanie, Andre, and Layton.
- Season 4‘s “new mysteries” are in the works, as showrunner Paul Zbyszewski promised, and we can’t wait to watch how they all play out.
Snowpiercer Season 4 promises to be an epic and thrilling finale for the series, as the fate of the train and its passengers hangs in the balance. Will Layton and his allies be able to reclaim Snowpiercer and find a new home outside the train? Will Melanie’s sacrifice be in vain, or Can she get back together with her daughter? Will Mr. Wilford’s tyranny be stopped, or will he succeed in his plans? These are some of the questions that fans are eager to ask, and hopefully, they will get their answers soon. Snowpiercer Season 4 is ready to be released, but it needs a new platform to air it. The producers are confident that they will find one and optimistic that the fans will love the final season. Snowpiercer Season 4 is the end of the journey and the beginning of a new hope.