Well, it’s been a good run, Snowpiercer. After the fourth season runs its course next year, the train-based post-apocalyptic thriller will be done for good. In fact, there will be no more scripted programming at all for TNT.
“We can confirm that Snowpiercer will end after a successful, multi-season run on TNT,” a spokesperson for TNT said in a statement to Deadline. “Its talented writers, actors and crew took an extraordinary premise and brought it to life in thrilling ways. It was critically acclaimed, had a significant impact on the post-apocalyptic genre and now remains in the hearts and minds of fans forever.”
— Snowpiercer on TNT (@SnowpiercerTV) April 14, 2022
Snowpiercer is originally based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette. It reached a new level of popularity in 2013 when it was adapted into a movie starring Chris Evans. But the recent TNT series took on a popularity of its own as it featured stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, and Sean Bean in a thrill ride that reached beyond the train for the first time.
But despite the strong fan base and mostly positive reviews, Snowpiercer fell off the rails in Season 3. The TV series went from over 2 million viewers per episode in Season 1 to a low of just over a half million per episode in Season 3, according to Showbuzz Daily. These numbers may not have everything to do with the end of the show, but we’re sure it didn’t help.
Following the recent merger with WarnerMedia, the network also announced that it will no longer feature any scripted programming. Snowpiercer’s final season was greenlit and announced last year, but it and Animal Kingdom will be the last of their kind on TNT, sadly enough.