Snowpiercer has been successful by being a massive hit! The second season has created a lot of hype among the viewers. The show kicked off right after the point, where its first part got concluded. And, by involving Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford, along with the other set of casts, the show has heightened its admirers. However, it has been confirmed that the third part of Snowpiercer will be out soon! The casting for the upcoming season has already begun.
The first part of Snowpiercer aimed on an uprising on the train that was portrayed by Daveed Digg aka Layton. However, this time it seems like all-out war could be on the cards – at least if the first few episodes are anything to go by.
Here's the official synopsis: "In season two, an entirely new power struggle emerges, causing a dangerous rift as people are divided between their loyalty to Layton and to Mr Wilford, who has a new train, new technology and a game plan that keeps everyone guessing.
"While Layton battles Wilford for the soul of Snowpiercer, Melanie leads the charge on a shocking new discovery that could change the fate of humanity. "
Star Annalise Basso (LJ Folger) said: "I'm really excited because we were just finishing season two when everything got shut down.
"And the great thing about Snowpiercer is there are so many stories to tell about the people on the train and about survival."
"Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick-off TBS' entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals, and first-class acting," said Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT (via Deadline).
"We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political, and environmental issues."
Snowpiercer season 2 has a different murder mystery but its sequences and the plot are clearer than season 1's killings and deepened the political turmoil of the train.
Snowpiercer season 2, replays the expression of season 1, with a different murder mystery, but in comparison somehow it resulted to be a massive betterment that went deep into the social and political partition of the passengers of Snowpiercer. The investigation of Snowpiercer’s Breached, has been handled by the new Train Detective Bess Till (Mickey Sumner). Her investigation of the culprit not only revealed how much of the train has sided with Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean), but it was also heartbreaking for Till, who has been shouldering the sins of the train.
The murders that got portrayed in season 2 happened to be much more thrilling. By the end of episode 5, "Keep Hope Alive", eight of the train's Breachmen were brutally executed in a coordinated attack. The Tail was blamed, and the killings further fanned pro-Wilford and anti-Tail hysteria on the train. The murders also weakened Layton's political power as the elected leader of Snowpiercer; the fact that Layton was a Tailie exposed his loyalties to his "class" and made him seem weak, especially compared to the order promised by the return of Mr. Wilford. However, Layton and Till didn't believe the Tail did it, because they didn't. The truth uncovered an insidious conspiracy to give Mr. Wilford power over Snowpiercer.
Till carried the burden of the investigation, and the murders were foreshadowed by how a Tailie named Lights (Miranda Edwards) was brutally maimed. Lights' thumb and pinkie were cut off so that her hand's remaining fingers are forced to make the "W" sign of Wilford. Till followed a trail of suspects to Muscle Breach, where the train's Breachmen work out but they denied responsibility. Meanwhile, a new character got introduced, Pastor Logan (Bryan Terrell Clark), who runs the Tea Room and offered Till spiritual solace. But Logan left behind a clue, the necklaces of St. Christopher, one of which he gifted to Till.
Bess followed the trail of another clue, a button from a Wilford uniform jacket, that led her to a First Class passenger named Eugenia (Amanda Brugel). Eugenia, who wore one of Pastor Logan's necklaces, murdered one of the Breachmen, and that led Till right to Logan's door. When he realized he was caught, Logan attempted suicide by Lung of Ice while Bess fought Mia (Carolyn Yu), one of the Pastor's supporters. But for Till, deducing Logan is behind the murders is tragic. Till had been personally devastated by the Snowpiercer Wars and her resulting breakup with Jinju (Susan Park). Bess is coping with PTSD and she hoped that bringing justice to the murder victims would bring her some catharsis. Instead, Bess was betrayed by Pastor Logan, who singled her out and got close to her in order to recruit her.
By the end of episode 7, the ongoing chaos of the murders that got happened on the train resulted in red lamps lit in the windows of almost all of Snowpiercer's 1,034 cars - a sign that the train wants Wilford to return. Meanwhile, the antagonism of the rest of the train feels towards the Tail reached a saturation point. Snowpiercer season 2's murders of the Breachmen are intricately tied to the train choosing Wilford to restore order after Melanie Cavill denied them their Messiah for seven years. It's also a nail in the coffin for Andre Layton's authority on Snowpiercer.
The biggest takeaway from Season 2 has to be the big reveal, who is Mr. Wilford after all? The answer is Sean Bean. Yes, Ned Stark of A Game of Thrones will be seen as the ultimate antagonist here. However, he won’t be the only one who will be responsible for our fictional hatred. Alex, Melanie’s influenced daughter, acts as a medium, opening deeper wounds and emotional politics. Season 2 shows passengers finally hitting back after fighting the class system for seven years. And while the characters may be the same in this 11-episode series, the character development changes drastically, guaranteeing a solid plot.
Snowpiercer can be considered a worthy adaption of the movie and doesn't fall short. Full of cliffhangers that leave you wanting for more. The actors have done a good job and the plot development is exciting and thrilling.
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