Snowpiercer Season 4: Will It Release or Get Cancelled?

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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There have been many questions surrounding the release of Snowpiercer Season 4 despite being confirmed. 

The series is based on the Chris Evans-led movie of the same name, but it is not set under the same continuity. 

Snowpiercer revolves around passengers of a gigantic train that circles the globe carrying the remaining members of humanity seven years after the world transforms into a frozen wasteland.

Snowpiercer Season 1 made its debut on TNT on May 17, 2020. Season 2 premiered on January 25, 2021, then it was renewed for Season 3 in the same month. The third season was then released on January 24, 2022. 

Will There Be a Season 4 of Snowpiercer?

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer

In July 2021, Snowpiercer was renewed for a fourth season, and this was months before Season 3 even premiered. 

However, in January 2023, Variety confirmed that Snowpiercer Season 4 "will not air" on TNT as planned. 

While the series was initially planned to end in Season 4, Warner Bros. Discovery decided then to not release the next batch of episodes. Variety noted that Tomorrow Studios will shop the series at other outlets. 

Following the unfortunate development, a TNT spokesperson shared an official statement, admitting that it was a "difficult decision" for the network: 

“We can confirm that TNT will not air season four of ‘Snowpiercer. This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought ‘Snowpiercer’s’ extraordinary post-apocalyptic world to life remains strong."

The spokesperson then said that they have been working "collaboratively" with Snowpiercer producers to help the series find a new home:

"We have been working collaboratively with the producers since last year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”

On January 16, 2023, Bloody Disgusting unveiled that all of Season 4 has been filmed already, indicating that the only missing piece in the puzzle is Snowpiercer's new network or streaming service. 

Snowpiercer features a stellar cast led by Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. Joining the pair are Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Rowan Blanchard, and Roberto Urbina. Newcomers Clark Gregg and Michael Aronov are confirmed to be featured in Season 4. 

Is Snowpiercer Season 4 the Last?

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer

In June 2022, TNT, via Deadline, confirmed that Snowpiercer Season 4 will be the final season after the outlet revealed that the actors were released to book other jobs after the cast's options were not picked up. 

A TNT spokesperson shared the following statement after the final season confirmation: 

“We can confirm that 'Snowpiercer' will end after a successful, multi-season run on TNT. 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.”

Despite TNT's cancellation and the confirmation that Season 4 is the show's swan song, Deadline reiterated in January 2023 that Tomorrow Studios is "currently shopping" Snowpiercer's final season, along with two spin-offs (a potential prequel and sequel) to other networks "with the goal to build a franchise."

Who Is the Cast of Snowpiercer Season 4?

Snowpiercer Season 4 is expected to retain most of the show's cast members while also introducing fresh faces. 

Franchise mainstays Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs are set to return alongside the likes of Iddo Goldberg, Lena Hall, and Sam Otto. 

Annalise Basso will not return as LJ Folger after her character died in the Season 3 finale. 

Here's a list of the cast members who are set to make a comeback in Season 4:

  • Jennifer Connelly - Melanie Cavill
  • Daveed Diggs - Andre Layton
  • Alison Wright - Ruth Wardell
  • Rowan Blanchard - Alexandra "Alex" Cavill
  • Iddo Goldberg - Bennett Knox
  • Lena Hall - Miss Audrey
  • Mickey Sumner - Bess Till
  • Sam Otto - John "Oz" Osweiller
  • Sheila Vand - Zarah Fahrami
  • Mike O'Malley - Sam Roche
  • Roberto Urbina - Javier "Javi" de la Torre
  • Jaylin Fletcher - Miles

In March 2022, Deadline shared that Season 4 will add two new actors to its star-studded cast, namely Agents of SHIELD alum Clark Gregg and The Drop's Michael Aronov. 


As it stands, the first three seasons of Snowpiercer are available to stream on Netflix

That said, some have speculated that Netflix could save the day and serve as the new home of the scripted drama series. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.