The story is set in 2021, Seven years after the world was covered by a frozen wasteland. The only form of human existence situated in a moving train orbiting the globe. Netflix new Sci-fi series couldn’t feel more timely.
Scientists in an attempt to save the world from global warming, went too far resulting in the ice age making the earth inhabitable with temperature hundreds of degrees below Celsius.
A few thousands of survivors managed to get on board the train marshalled by a tycoon with an eremitic existence called Mr Wilford. Inhabitants have to conform to a new way of living. Snowpiecer, a fable about the haves and have nots is Based on a movie in 2013 of the same name directed by this year’s Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon Ho. The movie itself inspired by 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige
The gigantic train, essentially a great ark with differences in social class. The front of the train solely occupied by first class enjoying sushi, spa treatment, and good music whilst those at the “Tail” have to survive on mysterious lumps of black jelly
Those at the ‘Tail” got tired of the way they were treated, led by Daveed Diggs cajoled plans to attack and set themselves free.
Daveed Diggs stars as Andre Layton, a former homicide detective.
The story took a dramatic turn when Andre was escorted from the black mutiny (The Tail) right before they could initiate their escape plan.
Andre happens to be the only homicide detective on the train. He needs to investigate a murder in first class.
Episode 1 ended with the revelation to viewers that Jennifer Connelly, the “Female Voice of the Train” who announces Mr Wilford directives over the PA is Mr Wilford. Yes, Melanie is Mr Wilford. She kept up appearances for seven years, a secret known only to her engineers. Does that represent our current society where Men in leadership are more respected than women?
The drama, action, adrenaline and emotion all through the first episode was intriguing. You won’t want to miss a beat.
The bad news is, you will have to wait a week between episodes, most people want to be able to binge on the series in full. Unlike most of its shows, Snowpiercer is released every week.