It seems like an eon ago that Bong Joon-ho ripped up the Oscars playbook and his sublime social satire, Parasite, became the first foreign language film to win the coveted Best Picture award. Now, the South Korean director is back – but this time his work is heading to the small screen. Here's how to watch Snowpiercer and stream the new TV series online from anywhere in the world.
Featuring 10 episodes, Snowpiercer is a TV adaptation of Bong's 2013 film of the same name – itself based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. The movie starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho and Ed Harris – among others – and was widely lauded for its no-holds barred portrayal of class struggle in a post-apocalyptic world. In fact, it's one of the best Netflix movies you can watch right now.
Early reviews of Snowpiercer the TV show have been much more mixed, and it's worth noting it only counts Bong as an Executive Producer. It does, however, have a pretty impressive cast headlined by Academy Award winner Jennifer Connolly (A Beautiful Mind, Requiem for a Dream) and also featuring Hamilton star Daveed Diggs.
So whether you're a card-carrying member of the Bong-Hive or just need something new to switch on this Sunday night, here's how to watch Snowpiercer online no matter where you are in the world.
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How to watch Snowpiercer online in the US for free
How to watch Snowpiercer from outside your country
Anyone from the US who's currently abroad will likely find that they're unable to access their usual streaming platform – be it the TNT website or a service like Hulu – due to geo-blocking restrictions.
Fortunately, there's an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Snowpiercer and more, no matter where you are. This simple bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access episodes live and on demand just like you would at home.
When is Snowpiercer on Netflix?
International audiences have a small wait before they can watch the first episodes of the Snowpiercer TV series, but the good news is that it's scheduled to drop on Netflix on May 25.
It should be available on all of the platform's global services barring the US, including the UK, Canada, Australia, and Bong's native South Korea.
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