EXCLUSIVE: And then there was none. snowdrops, the only remaining original scripted series on TNT, is on the Warner Bros. network. Discovery. The completed fourth and final season of the post-apocalyptic drama will not air on the basic cable network as previously announced. This decision is believed to be part of the tax deductions for WBD content. I hear the studio behind it, Tomorrow Studios, is currently buying the new season, plus a potential prequel and sequel, in an effort to create a franchise.
“We can confirm that TNT will not air the fourth season of snowdropsa spokesperson for the network said in a statement to Deadline. “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.
Deadline exclusively revealed in June that Season 4 of snowdrops was going to end the series, with the cast freed up to take on other jobs. The decision not to air it was made later in the year, sources said. This was part of a slew of content cuts for tax deduction purposes, including the removal of HBO Max tentpole bat girlHBO drama by JJ Abrams DemimondeTBS series such as Le Grand D, Chad and Kill the orange bear as well as a series of cancellations including Westworld. Chad and The Big D, including new seasons, such as snowdrops‘s, had been completed, have since found new homes in Roku and Peacock, respectively.
“We’re done with this chapter,” WBD chief financial officer Gunnar Wiedenfels said of the content removal practice last week.
The TNets had already cut original scripted programming. The process was accelerated by the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger.
“We like snowdrops and believe season four completes a story with incredible flair that will entertain viewers while exploring issues of climate change and class warfare. We are so passionate about this series that we have acquired the rights to control the franchise,” Tomorrow Studios CEO/Partner Marty Adelstein and President/Partner Becky Clements said in a statement. “We hope to find the perfect partner shortly and finish a great run with the last season.” –
Based on the 2013 film by Bong Joon-ho, snowdrops premiered as the #1 new scripted drama on all ad-supported cables in 2020. Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Rowan Blanchard and Roberto Urbina star of the series, whose season 4 includes additions the cast included Clark Gregg and Michel Aronov.
snowdrops Season 4 is executive produced by new showrunner Paul Zbyszewski, Christoph Schrewe, Adelstein and Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Matthew O’Connor, Ben Rosenblatt and Scott Derrickson, and original film producers Oscar winner Bong, Miky Lee, Jinnie Choi , Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi. The show is produced by Tomorrow Studios, along with CJ Entertainment. ITV Studios handles international distribution.