TNT has released another description for an upcoming episode of their Snowpiercer series — this one the third. At this rate we’ll know the plot of the entire season before the show actually premieres.
SUNDAY, MAY 31, AT 9:00PM ET/PT
“Access Is Power”
Layton (Daveed Diggs) descends into Snowpiercer’s black market with Till (Mickey Sumner), searching for both the killer and a valuable commodity for his revolution. Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) stages a prize fight to distract the passengers from mounting class tension.
For the record, here are the descriptions for the other two episodes that air this month:
Sunday, May 17, at 9:00pm ET/PT
Snowpiercer, the Great Ark Train, has kept the last remnants of humanity alive for almost seven years. A rigid class system maintains order, with First Class holding power over workers, while a condemned Prison Class struggles to survive in the Tail. Now, a grisly murder is stoking class division, so Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly), the powerful head of hospitality, deputizes a dangerous rebel to help solve the killing — Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs), the world’s only surviving homicide detective.
Sunday, May 24, at 9:00pm ET/PT
“Prepare to Brace”
Layton (Daveed Diggs) uses his new position as train detective to investigate the murder while gathering intel for the revolution on the side. Meanwhile, Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) faces a resource crisis, with potentially drastic consequences for the entire train.
The premise of TNT’s Snowpiercer, just like the 2013 cult hit movie it’s based on, is that after a global natural disaster brings about a new Ice Age, the last remnants of humanity now survive on a perpetually running Noah’s Ark-like train. However, it remains to be seen how long they can survive each other.
The same social and economic problems that plague humanity today are still present in the future dystopia of Snowpiercer. The train cars are divided into class structures, and the main plot is of the lower class staging a revolt against the elites in the front car.
Check out the premiere of the Snowpiercer TV series May 17 on TNT.