Despite his predilection for winding up six feet under more often than not, Sean Bean is always a delightful addition to any cast, and the actor has joined the second season of TNT’s Snowpiercer as Mr. Wilford, the dastardly CEO of Wilfrod Industries who built the train and was thought to have been deceased. During the virtual panel at New York Comic-Con, TNT released the first teaser trailer for Snowpiercer’s second season which shows Mr. Wilford coming face to face with Layton (Daveed Diggs). It was also announced that the new season will debut on TNT on January 25, 2021.
At the end of season one of Snowpiecer, the survivors of the revolution are trying to pick up the pieces and maintain a fragile peace amongst the now merged classes with Layton emerging as the train’s leader. “Discovering Mr. Wilford (Bean)is alive and headed their way on a rival train, Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) risks going outside to prevent him from invading Snowpiercer,” reads the official synopsis. “While she’s out there, it’s revealed that Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), Melanie’s daughter, who she thought had died, is alive and has become Wilford’s dedicated protegee. 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.” I was a huge fan of Bong Joon-ho’s feature-film adaptation of SNOWPIERCER, and although I haven’t had the chance to check out TNT’s series yet, the addition of Sean Bean definitely sweetens the pot.
The second season of Snowpiercer will debut on TNT on January 25, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT. The first season of Snowpiercer will also be available to stream on HBO Max on January 1, 2021.