Agents of SHIELD star Clark Gregg will join TNT’s Snowpiercer in season 4, with Paul Zybyszewski set to take over as the series’ new showrunner.
Agents of SHIELD star Clark Gregg will join TNT’s Snowpiercer in season 4, with Paul Zybyszewski set to take over as the series’ new showrunner. Both Gregg and Zybyszewski previously worked together on the first four seasons of the ABC Studios and Marvel Television series. Snowpiercer was renewed for a fourth season ahead of the third season’s premiere in July 2021.
After a long journey to find a potentially hospitable place on the frozen apocalyptic remains of Earth, season 3 of Snowpiercer has come to a tense finale. After following the hope of warmer pastures provided by the believed-to-be-deceased Melanie Cavill’s (Jennifer Connelly) data throughout the season while finally regaining control of the Big Alice engine from Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean), Layton’s (Daveed Diggs) plans come tumbling down when Melanie returns, revealing that his promises of New Eden are a lie to the passengers of Snowpiercer. With Layton facing the consequences of his actions following Melanie’s uprising in the season finale, it has been revealed that three new faces will climb aboard the series when it returns for its fourth season.
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As reported by TV Line, Gregg will join the cast in Snowpiercer season 3, while Zybyszewski will take on the position of showrunner. The MCU/Agents of SHIELD star will be joined by The Americans’ Michael Aronov as two undisclosed characters at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Zybyszewski will take over from current showrunners and executive producers, Graeme Manson and Aubrey Nealon. The showrunners issued a statement ahead of the season finale where Manson and Nealon discussed their experience on the series, before sharing their anticipation for season 3’s final episode and Zybyszewski’s work in the following seasons. Zybyszewski also released a statement detailing his excitement about joining the series. Check out their statements below:
“Manson and Nealon: We have been blessed with an abundance of riches in building the world of Snowpiercer – from the incredible cast and crew, to the loyal fanbase and the building blocks afforded from the film and graphic novel. Tonight’s finale is the culmination of several storylines, with unexpected twists and turns around every corner, and leading to an exciting fourth season with Paul’s vision and creative storytelling continuing the incredible show momentum.
Zbyszewski: I’m so grateful to everyone at TNT and Tomorrow Studios for letting me join the riveting world of Snowpiercer that Graeme and Aubrey have so beautifully crafted and built. We have an exciting fourth season planned, and I can’t wait to be on set with such an incredible cast and crew as we continue to explore new worlds, create new mysteries, and develop character relationships.”
With high stakes and shock betrayals, Connelly opened up about the effects of Melanie’s return from the dead following her supposed death in season 2 in an exclusive interview with Screen Rant. When discussing the seemingly inevitable confrontation between Melanie, Layton, and Wilford, Connelly stated that while she and Wilford have found themselves at odds with one another, there is a level of respect between him and Melanie that could lead to future possible alliances if they could find a way to sit down and negotiate with one another. Connelly also stated in the interview that she looks forward to working with the rest of the cast in season 4.
TNT’s Snowpiercer has created a world distinct from its counterparts in both Boon Joon-Ho’s 2013 film and Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette’s 1982 original graphic novel, retaining the series’ core themes and premise. And after three seasons of struggles, backstabbing, and uprisings in a world where hope isn’t plentiful, it will be interesting to see what twists Zybyszewski will take the show in following what is shaping to be an eventful finale. Gregg’s casting is also promising, as not only does he have experience with the new showrunner, but his currently unknown character may provide another disruption to the fragile remains of humanity traveling aboard the train.
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Source: TV Line
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