Snowpiercer fans rage at Netflix over ‘schoolboy error’ with release of new episodes – The Sun

SNOWPIERCER fans are upset at having to wait a week between episodes rather than being able to binge on the series in full.

The TNT American post-apocalyptic dystopian drama first appeared on Netflix late last month.

But, unlike a lot of shows on the popular streaming service which release the entire series in one go, Snowpiercer is being dripped out weekly.

And fans currently enduring lockdown due to coronavirus who love to binge on boxsets of new dramas have labelled the move a “schoolboy error”.

Writing on Twitter, one fan wrote: "I think #Netflix made a mistake not releasing all episodes of #Snowpiercer especially during a pandemic.

"First two episodes are great but not sure I would remember to watch weekly … most shows that drop an episode weekly I’m way behind in."

Another added: "Why is Snowpiercer being released weekly as a Netflix made show?? I need the whole season!"

A third agreed: "Not impressed that #Snowpiercer is a weekly episode show on Netflix."

A fourth added: "That new Snowpiercer show on Netflix is being released weekly, what’s that about?"

Another said: "Made a schoolboy error this week! Started watching Snowpiercer on Netflix, got super into it… only to discover it’s a weekly episode release.

"How did we manage before streaming services? I don’t have the patience anymore. Amazing show so far though! Hooked!"

Snowpiercer is based on both the 2013 South Korean-Czech film of the same name, and the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from which the film was adapted.

Set in 2021, seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland, it follows the remnants of humanity – including Melanie Cavill (played by Jennifer Connelly), and Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) – who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. 

With humanity destined to this way of life, its residents have no choice but to manage together until they find a better way of living, and the show questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.

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The first two episodes of the series gripped viewers with an epic opening scene which saw how the Snowpiercer left thousands behind, condemning them to death.

But as fans flocked to their remotes to watch the next episode, they were met with an empty screen and the realisation that Snowpiercer airs weekly.

The reasons behind the decision are that Snowpiercer is actually created by the TNT network, a subsidiary of WarnerMedia.

While it is distributed in the UK and various other countries as a Netflix original series, it still has a terrestrial air time in the USA, meaning it has to arrive on screens each week.


The Snowpiercer TV show is an unofficial reboot of the film, which has the same name.

The moviewas adapted and directed by Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-Ho and starred Marvel's Chris Evans in the lead role.

Bong Joon-Ho originally adapted the story from French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette.

Snowpiercer episodes land on Netflix every Tuesday.

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