Returning to Netflix this month, Sean Bean is to star in Snowpiercer season 3. A trailer dropped yesterday announcing the start date for the popular dystopian show set on a train in 2031 where a new ice age has taken hold of the world after attempts to stop global warnings fail.
Bean stars as the villain Mr Wilford, one of the evilest roles he has ever played. And we have odds on that it may be another show to add to the list in which Sean Bean dies.
The new trailer shows a sneak peek at what’s to come in Snowpiercer series 3, which is set some years after the catastrophe, which resulted in a new ice age. It’s believed that only those aboard Snowpiercer, a train made up of thousands of cars survived. The show is set to premiere on Monday, 24th January.
So they thought. The trailer hints at life outside the train as the cast manage to escape the train for the first time in years. Mr Wilford, Sean Bean’s character seeks to claim back his power in this new series.
The synopsis for Snowpiercer season 3 is given as follows:
“At the end of “Snowpiercer” season two, Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Ruth (Alison Wright), who were banished to Big Alice’s compost car, plotted to take back Snowpiercer.
“With the help of Javier (Roberto Urbina) and Alexandra (Rowan Blanchard), Layton and Ruth made it back to Snowpiercer and rallied with their supporters. Josie (Katie McGuiness) destroyed the Aquarium car, separating Snowpiercer’s head from the remaining 1,023 cars. Season three picks up with Layton and his inner circle commanding a small 10 car “pirate train” in search of Melanie and a possible warm location to restart civilization; while back on Snowpiercer, Mr. Wilford is consolidating power, awaiting Layton’s return.”
Speaking to Collider last February, star Jenniger Connelly who plays Mleanie discussed Sean Bean’s character saying: “I think he’s a really delicious bad guy. He’s a great adversary. You think we’re going one way, and then there’s this whole other situation that they have to deal with.
“Part of his danger is his motives, but also the fact that he’s so effective because he’s so damn charming. He’s a great showman and he has incredible support on Snowpiercer, so he’s really able to foment incredible upheaval on the train and, of course, also with Melanie.”
Snowpiercer Season 3 also stars Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Archie Panjabi, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, Mike O’Malley, Chelsea Harris, and Steven Ogg.