TNT just gave a series order to showrunner Josh Friedman’s TV adaptation of Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer a little more than a week ago, but Variety is now reporting that Friedman and the network have parted ways over “creative differences.” Friedman wrote the Snowpiercer pilot (which was directed by Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson) along with acting as showrunner, so these creative differences must’ve been pretty big to drive Friedman away so soon after the show got picked up. Variety doesn’t say who might replace Friedman, but TNT will presumably fill that position shortly.
Before Snowpiercer, Friedman was the showrunner of Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and worked on James Cameron’s Avatar sequel. He was also an executive producer on NBC’s Emerald City, so hopefully the issue here isn’t that his Snowpiercer show was too much like that weirdo Wizard Of Oz thing.
Snowpiercer, whatever form it takes after this shake-up, is set to star Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly.