Snowpiercer is returning for a third season and will be coming to Netflix globally (except the United States) on a weekly schedule starting in January 2022. Here’s what we can expect from season 3 of Snowpiercer and when it’ll be on Netflix.
Warning: some mild spoilers for Snowpiercer season 2 below. Also if you’re in the US, much of this does not apply to your region.
For those not keeping up with the show or introduced just yet, Snowpiercer is the TNT series that turns the Bong Joon-ho movie from 2013 which itself is based on a graphic novel, into a serialized format.
The show began back in May 2020 after years of development. Netflix carries the show internationally and has for the past 2 seasons got weekly episodes of the show.
Season 3 of Snowpiercer was confirmed slightly before the release of season 2. The third season has a lot of answers to provide after the explosive season 2 ending. Perhaps most importantly, Jennifer Connelly will be back.
In addition, the series was also given a season 4 renewal back in late July 2021.
The reason why Netflix gets the show internationally is that the show is distributed outside the United States by ITV Studios and not Warner Brothers as with the US.
When will season 3 of Snowpiercer be on Netflix?
Season 3 production began in early March 2021 and wrapped filming by the end of July 2021.
We predicted the show would be back in January 2022 and that was confirmed in early November 2021. Season 3 episode 1 kicks off on January 24th, 2022 on TNT.
That means season 3 of Snowpiercer will begin dropping on Netflix internationally (all regions outside the US like Netflix UK, Australia, and Canada) from January 25th, 2022.
Putting it either simpler from January 24th, new episodes air in the United States on Monday and drop on Netflix internationally the following Tuesday morning.
Here’s the preliminary release schedule expected for Snowpiercer season 3 internationally (please note that these dates can change):
|Episode Number||TNT Release Date||Netflix Release Date|
|Episode 01||January 24th, 2022||January 25th, 2022|
|Episode 02||January 31st||February 1st|
|Episode 03||February 7th||February 8th|
|Episode 04||February 14th||February 15th|
|Episode 05||February 21st||February 22nd|
|Episode 06||February 28th||March 1st|
|Episode 07||March 7th||March 8th|
|Episode 08||March 14th||March 15th|
|Episode 09||March 21st||March 22nd|
|Episode 10||March 28th||March 29th|
Will Netflix’s release schedule be affected if the show moves to HBO Max?
Unlikely is the answer to this question.
We’ve seen another show move from broadcast to HBO Max in the form of Close Enough and season 2 of that still made its way over to Netflix internationally.
As of right now, the show is still expected to air on TNT for the third season.
Will Snowpiercer be on Netflix US?
We’ve covered this before but it’s worth reiterating. Snowpiercer will not be coming to Netflix in the United States. The show is exclusively streaming on TNT and HBO Max (only one season is available at the time of publishing).
On the flip side, Netflix regularly gets the Bong Joon-Ho movie including it currently being listed to come in July 2021 again but be warned, it likely won’t be around forever as it’s one of the movies that regularly rotates to and from Netflix.
Are you looking forward to Snowpiercer season 3 on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.