So what is Snowpierecer based on? Is it based on any novel, or is it just a work of fiction? Well, we will discuss these details today in this article.
The story of Snowpierecer revolves around how the remains of humanity are stuck in a moving train known as Snowpierecer, and the reason being the earth is entirely uninhabitable now.
The remnants of the passengers have onboarded Snowpiercer, and the train moves around the earth all the time. The passengers inside the train have been segregated based on their class.
The show’s first season deals with how the poor people in the train begin a revolution against the rich people’s behaviour in the first-class compartments.
In Season 2, we saw Mr Wilford, the train’s inventor, arriving with a supply train, Big Alice. The inhabitants of both the trains were thrown together, which resulted in a complex and messy struggle. The results were disastrous.
In Season 3, we are currently witnessing after the passing of Melanie Cavill, the Snowpiercer, and Big Alice(The pirate train) are on a different path now. In Snowpiercer, Wilford tries to enforce fear among the people to prove his sole authority on the train.
And on the other hand, In Big Alice Train, Layton, Josie, Ben, Alex, and a few others are trying to analyze the data collected by Melanie to find the warm points on the earth. As per Melanie’s analysis, the earth is healing, and there is a chance all of these could be over soon.
Snowpierecer: What is it based on?
Snowpierecer is based on a French Graphic Novel by Jacques Lob named Le Transperceneige (The Snowpiercer in English).
The book was first published in 1982, and it was that time released with a total of 4 volumes: Escape, The Explorers, The Crossing, and Terminus. The book’s last volume was released in 2015, meaning from 1982 till 2015; the novel has spanned for more than a decade.
As discussed above, the series is based on the remains of humanity stuck in a moving train known as Snowpierecer. The reason is that the earth is entirely uninhabitable now. With 1001 carriage, Snowpierecer moves throughout the planet, and the train is divided into three classes first class, second class and third class.
Unlike the series, the graphic novel is much more horrifying and deals with the concepts of cannibalism, which we haven’t seen in The Snowpiercer series.
The novel also tells more about the backstory, like what caused the earth to turn into an ice age, how Snowpiercer existed in the first place, etc. The detailed backstory of these we haven’t witnessed in the series.
The Snowpiercer, in its third season and Season 3 Episode 1, was released on Jan 24, 2022.
In Season 3, we are currently witnessing Layton, Josie, Ben, Alex, and a few others in the Big Alice are trying to analyze the data collected by Melanie to find the warm points on the earth because prior to Melanie’s death, she had done the detailed analysis and shared the information on the warm points of the planet with Layton and her daughter Alex.
As per her analysis, the earth is healing, and there is a chance all of these could be over soon.