Snowpiercer: Season 1

Snowpiercer: Season 1

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Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Blindspotting's Daveed Diggs leads this apocalyptic sci-fi show from the creator of Orphan Black, following a perpetually-moving train holding the last human beings on an ice-ravaged Earth. More

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Each carriage houses a different group of people of different status and wealth. For those at the back, the least well-off, they're planning a revolutionary fight to the front of the train.

Originally a French comic, the story was previously adapted into a 2013 feature of the same name from Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite).

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

First, the Weather Changed

A grisly murder stokes class division on Snowpiercer, the Great... More Ark Train. Melanie Cavill, the powerful head of hospitality, deputizes a dangerous rebel to help solve the killing -- Andre Layton, the world's only surviving homicide detective.

EPISODE 1.2

Prepare to Brace

Layton uses his new position as train detective to investigate... More the murder while gathering intel for the revolution on the side. Meanwhile, Melanie faces a resource crisis, with potentially drastic consequences for the entire train.

EPISODE 1.3

Access Is Power

Layton descends into the black market with Till, searching for... More both the killer and a valuable commodity for his revolution. Melanie stages a prize fight to distract the passengers from mounting class tension.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

A shocking twist in the murder investigation brings Layton and... More Till's manhunt to a cat-and-mouse climax. But Layton is getting too close to Melanie's big secret, which may prove the most dangerous game of all.

EPISODE 1.5

Justice Never Boarded

Tensions between Third Class and First Class are boiling as... More Melanie stages the trial of the Snowpiercer killer. Third Class threatens a work stoppage, demanding representation on the jury, and Melanie makes a fateful decision about which side to favor.

EPISODE 1.6

Trouble Comes Sideways

Layton lays track for revolution while Melanie faces an engineering... More emergency that threatens every soul on Snowpiercer.

EPISODE 1.7

The Universe Is Indifferent

Melanie intensifies her search for Layton as he plots to... More weaponize her secret.

EPISODE 1.8

These Are His Revolutions

Revolution has finally come. As Layton leads the lower classes... More forward in armed rebellion, Melanie's house of cards collapses.

EPISODE 1.9

The Train Demanded Blood

The rebel forces are on their heels when a dangerous... More foe joins them. A plan is hatched to take the train, but it may destroy them all.

EPISODE 1.10

994 Cars Long

In the revolution's aftermath, Layton and Melanie realize the greatest... More threat to their survival is right over their shoulder.

Snowpiercer: Season 1 | Reviews

63%81 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Collider

Collider

Snowpiercer will satisfy those who have been the most curious to see where it goes. With a second season on the horizon and the show making some bold moves, it’s not entirely impossible for the problems plaguing this first season — most notably the narrative inconsistencies — to be smoothed out in future episodes.

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Variety

Variety

Snowpiercer” has a curiosity about its characters that exceeds its grasp. It places them in arrangements and situations that are genuinely wild, and then elicits bland or unremarkable emotional reactions.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Snowpiercer isn't exactly good, but at least isn't a disaster.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The story comes together midway through the 10-episode season, raising provocative political questions. But with so much appealing TV out there, some are bound to disembark early.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

So while insurrection boils at the back of the train, fomented by a proletariat in perpetual motion, “Snowpiercer” also becomes a police procedural. A stylish production as well, though one does have to make concessions—this “Snowpiercer” is nothing like the original, nor could it be—as well as leaps of faith and suspensions of disbelief.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

For those who stumble across “Snowpiercer” while flipping channels, or learn of its existence from a few online advertisements, it might offer enough silly fun to stick with ’til the end. For everyone else, adjust your expectations now. Sometimes, it’s best to travel light.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

For fans of the Snowpiercer film or Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s graphic novel, this will be familiar territory, along with the conflict between the tail section of the train and the indifferent millionaires and billionaires that make up first class.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

It doesn’t stay with you the way that Bong’s Snowpiercer did, but where the film was so eager to tear through the train to root out the truth, the show savors the details of life onboard, dissecting personal compromises and minor rebellions.

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Snowpiercer: Season 1 | Release Details

Snowpiercer: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.