Snowpiercer was something of a sleeper hit in both graphic novels and the 2014 movie. And now, in advance of a new TV series coming from TNT (US) and Netflix (international), Titan Books are releasing Snowpiercer: Extinction, a new prequel set in the time before the extinction incident that led to the events of the original Snowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.
The world has become a frozen wasteland following an extinction event-level environmental catastrophy. The last remnants of humanity are onboard a 1001-car train, never stopping, circling the globe. Class divisions mean the rich and powerful live up front, enjoying luxuries those consigned to the rear thought long gone. Part adventure, part social commentary and, it has to be said, slightly bonkers when you think too deeply about it all, Snowpiercer is a strange, albeit entertaining thing.
Now, with Snowpiercer: Extinction, we’re expecting to discover exactly how the extinction event happened and, possibly, just how the idea for the Snowpiercer came about.
The original trilogy; Snowpiercer: Escape, Snowpiercer: The Explorers, and Snowpiercer: Terminus were the inspiration for the award-winning 2014 film, starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and John Hurt.
The new TV series, starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, is set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and focuses on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.
Snowpiercer: Extinction will be released in September 2019 and is written by Matz (Triggerman, The Assignment), with art by the original Snowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette.