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Daveed Diggs to Star in TNT’s ‘SNOWPIERCER’ Series

May 17, 2017

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Tony Award-winning actor and former Hamilton star Daveed Diggs is set to star in TNT’s pilot of SNOWPIERCER, based on the acclaimed movie of the same name.

Diggs will play Layton Well, a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train. A quiet thinker who spends his days sniffling the industrial-waster-turned-drug Chronole and tending to his cage full of rats, Layton becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend the life on the train.

Doctor Strange‘s Scott Derrickson is set to direct the pilot and executive produce. The hour-long drama pilot is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T. Josh Friedman writes, serves as show runner and executive produces.

A futuristic thriller, SNOWPIERCE is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaption.

Based on the French graphic novel series by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, the film was released in 2013 and stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and Ed Harris.

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