No need for warnings – winter is here. And it has brought Sean Bean with it. The Game of Thrones star makes his debut in TNT’s Snowpiercer in the key role of Mr. Wilford, the inventor of Snowpiercer’s perpetual engine. Watch the Snowpiercer season 2 teaser.
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It was hard for The Alienist to escape comparisons to “True Detective in 19th century New York,” as the first season of this macabre crime drama came out just on the tail end of the HBO detective show’s pop culture domination. People were looking for another prestigious replacement for the crime drama, and despite some of the surface-level similarities — a serial killer who carves up their victims and leaves a series of grotesque clues, which a team of morally dubious detectives chase through the seedy underbelly of America — they wouldn’t find it with The Alienist. The TNT crime drama based on the novel by Caleb Carr was more pulp than prestige, with elements dipping into melodrama and even camp at times. Led by a likable group of actors who easily filled in their somewhat stereotypical roles — Daniel Bruhl as the brooding alienist (an early term for a psychologist), Dakota Fanning as the ambitious aspiring detective, Luke Evans as the sensitive newspaperman — it was macabre and grotesque, sure, but it was also a lot more fun.
Two years after The Alienist first premiered on TNT (and after the show looked like it wouldn’t continue past its original intent as a miniseries), The Alienist: Angel of Darkness continues the first season’s penchant for the lurid with a slightly lighter, more accessible touch. Based on Carr’s 1997 sequel to The Alienist, the second season shifts the attention away from Bruhl’s arrogant Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and gives it to Fanning’s Sara Howard, now a private detective. The result is a series that is less about the show’s unique conceit of a 19th century psychologist who pioneers the early uses of criminal profiling, and more of a typical detective drama. But though the novelty of the show has gone, and the unsettling aura has faded a bit (don’t worry, it’s still as gory and grisly as ever), the characters and twists are so good that the show still feels fresh.
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Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, and Luke Evans are back to hunt a new killer – or is that killers? – in The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, TNT’s follow-up to its stylish limited series from 2018. A new trailer has arrived, showing how this trio reunites in an attempt to track a serial killer of children. You know, just your run-of-the-mill light and breezy TNT viewing. Read More »
The first season finale of Snowpiercer just aired last night on TNT. The television adaptation of the Titan Comics title takes place eight years before the feature film adaptation from director Bong Joon-ho, so there are a lot of gaps to fill in when it comes to the overall narrative of the post-apocalyptic landscape itself. Last night’s finale brought a number of twists and turns, but the biggest made way for the introduction of Sean Bean as a character who will have a major presence in the second season.
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Remember D.A.R.Y.L.? I sure don’t, but it was a movie from 1985 about a young boy who was secretly a robot. And now, for reasons that are far beyond my understanding, there’s a TV series sequel in the works. It’s one of several titles in development over at TNT and TBS, and Tony Hale is set to star as the robot boy, who is now all grown-up…and obsolete.
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Though The Alienist was a minor summer sensation in 2017, the TNT 19th century psychological thriller remains a criminally underrated treat. A 19th century detective drama starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl, and Luke Evans, The Alienist followed the unlikely trio as they resolved to find the culprit behind a series of child murders in 19th century New York using early methods of criminal profiling. It was macabre, creepy, and just a touch camp, which was just the right kind of combination for fans of Hannibal and True Detective looking for a new series. But The Alienist was intended as a one-season thing, until TNT renewed it for an unexpected second season that finally comes out this July. Watch The Alienist season 2 trailer below.
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The long-delayed Snowpiercer series is finally arriving at TNT this month, and one final trailer has arrived for the show inspired by Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 adaptation of Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel Le Transperceneige.
Snowpiercer stars Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) and Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) as passengers on a train that runs in perpetual motion around a world that has become a frozen wasteland. The train has a social class hierarchy within, which makes for plenty of tension. Though there’s some chatter of a revolution forming at the train where the lower-class passengers reside, the primary focus of this new series isDaveed Diggs’ character solving a murder. So it’s Murder on the Apocalypse Express. Read More »
TNT’s Snowpiercer series has been torturously making its way to the small screen for five years, barreling through losing its original showrunner, the director of its pilot, and bouncing across networks like a pinball. So you’d be forgiven if, among all of that chaos, you completely forgot that this show is not a remake of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 movie, but is in fact set in the same universe as that film. (Hopefully you’ll extend me the same forgiveness, because this feels like brand new information to me.)
But the film and TV projects aren’t the only stories in the Snowpiercer universe. Titan Comics has unveiled an official Snowpiercer timeline which lays out where the film and TV show fall in the overall story, and where they slot in with the events of the multiple comics that also take place in this universe. Check it out below. Read More »
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It’s possible no other TV production has had as many troubles and delays on the road to the small screen than Snowpiercer, TNT’s upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed Bong Joon-ho 2013 film and Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Snowpiercer has weathered showrunner departures, network changes, and director exits. But finally, after many years of behind-the-scenes difficulties, Snowpiercer will hit our TV screens. And TNT is reminding us of that fact with a new Snowpiercer trailer, which confirms that the sci-fi series is — against all odds — still on track to premiere this May.
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TNT’s Snowpiercer has had a rough ride to the small screen — almost as rough as the perpetual train ride at the center of post-apocalyptic sci-fi series based on Bong Joon-ho’s feature film and Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel. First it lost its showrunner, then it lost the director of its pilot. Then it bounced back and forth between TNT and TBS before finally making its way back to TNT. Now, after five years of derailments and unexpected stalls, Snowpiercer has a premiere date. Watch the new Snowpiercer trailer to find out when this show is finally coming to TV.
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