With the conclusion of its fourth and final season, Snowpiercer is finally formally pulling into the station. It was revealed on Friday (January 13) that TNT has decided not to proceed with the release of the dystopian thriller’s finale, signaling the end of the network as a home for original scripted programming, even though production on the dystopian thriller’s conclusion has ended, i.e., it has been filmed and everything.
“We can confirm that TNT will not air season four of Snowpiercer,” a spokesperson for TNT said in a statement to Deadline. “This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors, and crew who brought Snowpiercer’s extraordinary post-apocalyptic world to life remains strong.
“We have been working collaboratively with the producers since last year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”
Fans had been impatiently waiting for season four to start because of the cliffhanger that season three finished on. What went wrong, then?
According to Deadline, the cancellation is merely another episode in the tax write-off tale of Warner Bros. Discovery, where it appears to be more financially advantageous to discard a completed product than ever to distribute it.
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Since the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger last year, the corporation has made drastic decisions to reduce expenses. This had included canceling HBO Max’s finished Batgirl movie and pulling Chad from TBS just hours before the second season premiered.
Kill The Orange Bear, Westworld, and The Big D on TBS are a few more casualties. Sadly, it seems that Snowpiercer is also a victim of the same vengeful accountants.
But there is still some hope. Not in any way. The show’s creator, Tomorrow Studios, is already looking to sell the final season to other streaming services because they aren’t ready to give up on finishing this story. With future prequel and sequel series, they also intend to turn the program into a franchise.
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“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,” said Tomorrow Studios’ CEO & partner Marty Adelstein and president & partner Becky Clements.
“We are so passionate about this series that we have acquired the rights to control the franchise. We hope to find the perfect partner shortly and finish a great ride with the final season.”
After all, giving a canceled series new life is not unheard of. The Big D and Chad both had full seasons before they were compensated, and they have since found new homes at Roku and Peacock, similar to how Snowpiercer did.
It is therefore highly likely that Snowpiercer season four will arrive at another station in due course, even though the train to TNT may have derailed. You will learn about it here first if and when that occurs.
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