Netflix announced today that the streaming giant has boarded international distribution for the futuristic action thriller series Snowpiercer and anthology series Dirty John.
Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere Snowpiercer, co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T, to its members globally outside of the U.S. and China in 2019. The series will debut on TNT in the U.S.
Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs star in the series. Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who 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 adaptation. The series is based on the acclaimed movie of the same name.
The series also stars Alison Wright (The Accountant), Mickey Sumner (American Made), Katie McGuinness (Dirty Filthy Love), Susan Park (Ghostbusters), Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (All My Children), Annalise Basso (Bedtime Stories), Sam Otto (Jellyfish), Sheila Vand (Argo), Roberto Urbina (Narcos) and Sasha Frolova (The Interestings).
Snowpiercer is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, and Turner’s Studio T. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius, Last Man Standing).
Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange), Matthew O’Connor (Continuum) and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi. James Hawes will serve as director and co-executive producer.
Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, Dirty John follows Debra Newell’s (Connie Britton) romance with John Meehan (Eric Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The scripted anthology series received a two season, straight to series order from Bravo Media earlier this year.
The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP), in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.
Dirty John will be executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham (Chance, Desperate Housewives). Richard Suckle and Charles Roven will serve as executive producers for Atlas Entertainment and Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri will serve as executive producers for Los Angeles Times Studios. Jeffrey Reiner (The Affair, Friday Night Lights) will executive produce and direct the pilot episode.
Four time Emmy nominee Connie Britton and Eric Bana will star and executive produce.