Netflix UK Picks Up Rights To TNT Sci-fi ‘Snowpiercer’ & True Crime Anthology Series ‘Dirty John’
Netflix has landed the international rights to two new US shows it has been announced today. TNT sci-fi drama ‘Snowpiercer‘ starring Jennifer Connelly, and true crime anthology series ‘Dirty John‘, starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana.
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, ‘Snowpiercer’ centres on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. The series is based on the acclaimed movie of the same name.
Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (‘A Beautiful Mind’, and the upcoming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’) and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (‘Black-ish’, ‘The Get Down’) lead the cast which also includes Alison Wright (‘The Accountant’), Mickey Sumner (‘American Made’), Katie McGuinness (‘Dirty Filthy Love’), Susan Park (‘Ghostbusters’), Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (‘All My Children’), Annalise Basso (‘Bedtime Stories’), Sam Otto (‘Jellyfish’), Sheila Vand (‘Argo’), Roberto Urbina (‘Narcos’) and Sasha Frolova (‘The Interestings’).
Award-winning writer and producer Graeme Manson (‘Orphan Black’) is the showrunner and also serves as executive producer along with Scott Derrickson (‘Doctor Strange’), Matthew O’Connor (‘Continuum’) and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
‘Dirty John’ is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, and follows Debra Newell’s (Connie Britton – ‘Nashville’) romance with John Meehan (Eric Bana – ‘Star Trek’, ‘Hulk’), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The scripted anthology series received a two season, straight to series order from US network Bravo earlier this year.
The series will be executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham (‘Chance’, ‘Desperate Housewives’). Richard Suckle and Charles Roven will serve as executive producers for Atlas Entertainment and Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri will serve as executive producers for Los Angeles Times Studios. Jeffrey Reiner (‘The Affair’, ‘Friday Night Lights’) will executive produce and direct the pilot episode.
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