Snowpiercer’s Final Season Set For July

The fourth and final season of Snowpiercer was rescued by AMC after TNT renewed the show … then cancelled it prior to airing the final 10 episodes.

One of cable’s best science fiction character dramas is finally headed back to our screens, after its original broadcaster unceremoniously axed the show … after its new season had already completed filming.

The fourth season premiere of Snowpiercer has been officially set for Sunday, July 21 (9/8c) on its new home, AMC. Episodes from all four seasons will also be streaming online at AMC+.

Snowpiercer is a dystopian drama set on board a speeding train 1,000 cars long, carrying the last survivors of the human race in a world overcome by a new ice age. The train must keep moving, circling the globe so that the survivors don’t freeze to death.

U.S. cable channel TNT aired the series for its first three seasons from 2020 to 2022, and renewed Snowpiercer for a fourth season. But in January of 2023 the network revealed that it would not air the last season of the show. The show was a victim of Warner Bros. Discovery’s infamous wave of write-downs, a cost-saving move that also saw the cancellation of the high-profile DC Comics film Batgirl.

Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill (Snowpiercer)
Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill | TNT

Producer Tomorrow Studios was able to shop Snowpiercer to other outlets, though. In March of this year AMC stepped up to acquire the rights to all four seasons of the show. AMC originally said that Season 4 wouldn’t air until 2025, making today’s news very welcome indeed.

Based on the 2013 film (which was itself based on a graphic novel by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette), Snowpiercer stars Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Sean Bean, Rowan Blanchard, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Sam Otto, Chelsea Harris, Mike O’Malley, Roberto Urbina and Sheila Vand. Joining the show for Season 4 are Clark Gregg (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Tony Award winner Michael Aronov (The Americans).

It has been more than two years since the third season aired.

“We’re so thrilled the train has finally found a home, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone at AMC and Tomorrow Studios for giving the fans of ‘Snowpiercer’ a chance to enjoy season four with all the hard work this amazing cast and crew put into it,” showrunner Paul Zbyszewski said.

If you haven’t checked out Snowpiercer yet, look for it on AMC+ this June! Seasons 1 and 2 will arrive on AMC+ on June 1, followed by Season 3 on June 8. This is a terrific show with a wonderful cast, and more twists and turns to the story than you’d expect from a show that is ostensibly confined to a thousand train cars. We can’t wait to see how it ends.


Darren is a fan of all things science fiction, and founded the popular Stargate website GateWorld in 1999, followed by SciFi Stream in 2007. He lives in the Seattle area.

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