Before Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer adaptation (based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige) finds new life as a TV series on TBS in 2020, Titan Comics announced at Comic-Con a new prequel graphic novel, Snowpiercer: Extinction, that will explore the origin of the train holding the final survivors of Earth in the frozen post-apocalypse.
Written by Matz with artwork by Jean-Marc Rochette (artist of the Le Transperceneige graphic novel), Titan Comics will release Snowpiercer: Extinction in September. We have the full press release with more details from Titan Comics, as well as the cover art and preview pages from Snowpiercer: Extinction, and in case you missed it, watch the trailer for the Snowpiercer TV series and visit our online hub to stay updated on all of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage!
Press Release: Titan Comics are thrilled to be publishing Snowpiercer: Extinction, a brand-new prequel graphic novel set before the extinction incident that led to the events of the original Snowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.
Titan’s next instalment in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Snowpiercer graphic novel saga will be released in September 2019, written by Matz (Triggerman, The Assignment), with art by the original Snowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette. Debuting alongside Titan’s new graphic novel, the Snowpiercer franchise will also welcome the hotly-anticipated TV adaptation.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the TV adaptation of 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 are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. The TV series, starring Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), will air in the U.S. on TNT and internationally on Netflix (excluding China).
The series is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios) and Turner's Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein (Hanna, Cowboy Bebop) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Hanna, Last Man Standing). Showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and the original film's Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi are also executive producers on the series.
Titan’s first groundbreaking series of Snowpiecer graphic novels, Snowpiercer: Escape (ISBN: 9781782761334) Snowpiercer: The Explorers (ISBN: 9781782761365), and Snowpiercer: Terminus (ISBN: 9781782767152) inspired the award-winning 2014 film, starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, We Need To Talk About Kevin), and John Hurt (Hellboy, V For Vendetta, Alien, Doctor Who).