Snowpiercer has been renewed for a third season by TNT, even before the premiere of its second season, according to a report at The Vulcan Reporter.
Back in July, actress Analise Basso, who plays LJ Folger, spoke with Inverse about the rapid progression of seasons while Season 1 was still underway.
“We were almost done with Season 2 and then we got shut down. But, I got a call from the executive producer the other day. I can’t give too many details, but I’ll just say it’s good news,” Basso said. “We’re just waiting on an official start date for Season 3 and hoping to find some time to go back and finish Season 2.”
‘Snowpiercer’ Lands Early Season 3 Renewal at TNT https://t.co/zjNjetxIO0
— The Vulcan Reporter (@VulcanReporter) December 1, 2020
Of course, we were supposed to get that second season by now, but thanks to COVID-19 restrictions and set shut-downs, the Season 2 premiere has been postponed until January 25, 2021. Filming on that second season started on October 21, 2019 but the final filming was stretched until July of 2020 when restrictions were loosening.
Season 2 will bring the addition of Sean Bean to the cast, who will be playing the role of Joseph Wilford, as well as Rowan Blanchard, who surprised us all with her appearance as Alexandra Cavill (Melanie’s daughter) in the Season 1 finale. Many fans are speculating that Alexandra is actually the daughter of Melanie and Mr. Wilford, but that remains to be seen.
Pre-production on Season 3 has already begun, but there’s no word yet on a projected release date.