snowdropsthe only remaining scripted series on TNT, is now the latest show to be dropped from Warner Bros.’ ongoing content write-offs. Discovery.
The fourth and final season of the show will not air on TNT despite the end of production.
“TNT will not air the fourth season of snowdropsa spokesperson for the network said in a statement. “It was a tough decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought snowdropsThe extraordinary post-apocalyptic world of life remains strong. We’ve been working with the producers for the past year to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the captivating story and exceptional viewing experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.
Tomorrow Studios, which produces the post-apocalyptic drama, will seek another home for the series, CEO and partner Marty Adelstein and chairwoman/partner Becky Clements said in their own statement. The studio repurchased the rights to the entire series so that it could purchase the full library plus season four from potential buyers.
“We like snowdrops and I think season four completes a story with incredible talent that will entertain viewers while exploring issues of climate change and class warfare,” Adelstein and Clements said. “We are so passionate about this series that we have acquired the controlling rights to the franchise. We hope to find the perfect partner shortly and finish a great run with the final season.
TNT announced in June 2022 that season four of snowdrops — based on Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film, which in turn stems from a French graphic novel about a frozen Earth whose surviving inhabitants circle the globe in an ever-moving train — would be his last. It would have been the last local drama series to air on TNT, as WBD cut scripted programming on the channel and sister channels TBS and TruTV. As it stands, this designation goes to Animal Kingdomwhich ended its six-season run in August.
The show is one of a slew of titles that WBD has pulled from various platforms as it seeks multi-billion dollar cost savings from the WarnerMedia-Discovery merger. They understand the finish bat girl film that was intended for HBO Max, season two of the TBS comedy Chad (which ended up on Roku), HBO Max’s Naughty (which landed at Starz) and hundreds of library episodes on HBO Max, including Looney Tunes and sesame street.
Other companies, including AMC Networks, adopted a similar strategy of not renewing shows or taking back series orders, as the tough economy and hangover of the freewheeling early years of the era of streaming have tipped the balance sheets towards the red.
Paul Zbyszewski joins snowdrops as showrunner for season four and executive producer for the series finale with Christoph Schrewe, Adelstein, Clements, Matthew O’Connor, Ben Rosenblatt, Scott Derrickson and the producers of the 2013 film: Bong, Miky Lee, Jinnie Choi, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
Deadline reported the news for the first time.