Last year, season one of Snowpiercer was released on Netflix, depicting a post-apocalyptic world in which the surviving members of the Earth’s population are living on a train as the world outside freezes in unlivable conditions.
The series was adapted from the 2013 film of the same name, which was directed by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and starred Chris Evans as the leader of the maltreated community at the back of the train seeking to overthrow their rulers.
In Netflix’s take on the tale, Hamilton star Daveed Diggs plays Andre Layton, the leader of the Tailies who goes head to head with Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly), head of hospitality on the train and secretly the brains and engineer behind the whole operation.
Having been left to live in squalor for seven years on board the locomotive while the wealthy continue to live lives of luxury, the Tailies hatch a plan to lead a revolution to take control.
There is plenty of bloodshed, heartbreak and suspense as those on the train contend with mysterious deaths, disappearances and the discovery that Mr Wilford – the man who built the vehicle and is supposedly in charge – is nothing more than a fantasy.
But the passengers of Snowpiercer are thrown through yet another loop at the end of the first season when another train – one that they didn’t realise was still running – comes into contact with them.
What happened at the end of Snowpiercer season one?
In the first series, it emerges that Melanie has been pretending to be Mr Wilford the whole time Snowpiercer has been on the globetrotting track, as she abandoned the real Mr Wilford to die when she first boarded the train.
The first class passengers call for Melanie to be executed, with a power-hungry family called the Folgers aspiring to become the new authorities in charge.
However, Melanie manages to escape, seeking out Layton’s help so that she can disconnect a section of the train that holds the Folgers and a military force called the Jackboots.
With the section of the train disconnected – an incident that also results in the deaths of prisoners from the Tail – Melanie hands over the reins of Snowpiercer to Layton, who vows to break down the unjust class system and create a democracy.
But everyone’s lives are overturned yet again when a supply train called Big Alice comes out of nowhere and latches onto Snowpiercer, bringing it to a halt.
As the door to Big Alice opens, with Layton and a large group of people waiting to see who will turn up, a young woman (Rowan Blanchard) appears, who tells them that Mr Wilford has seized their engine and that they will freeze to death if they do not surrender to him.
She then reveals that her name is Alexandra Cavill, the daughter of Melanie who was presumed to be dead.
Melanie is not present when her daughter introduces herself, as she is outside on the snow having unsuccessfully tried to prevent Mr Wilford from attaching Big Alice to Snowpiercer.
With the train at a standstill, Melanie outside and a new power threatening Snowpiercer’s newly-founded democracy, Layton must prepare for yet another fight on his hands.
Who is in the cast of Snowpiercer season two?
In addition to Rowan as Melanie’s daughter Alexandra, season two of Snowpiercer will also see the mysterious Mr Wilford finally appear on screen.
Last July, a sneak peek at the new series was revealed, showing Game of Thrones star Sean Bean as Mr Wilford.
‘I’m back and I’ve come to take what’s mine,’ he says menacingly in the teaser.
It appears Mr Wilford is none-too-pleased with Snowpiercer being out of his grasp for the past several years.
Other actors joining the cast in season two include Chelsea Harris as Sykes, Tom Lipinski as Kevin and Damian Young and Sakina Jaffrey as Mr and Mrs Headwood.
Snowpiercer is available to watch on Netflix with season two premiering in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday January 26.
Credit: Original article published here.