Get ready for Girl Meets End of the World: Rowan Blanchard, star of Disney’s Girl Meets World, has been cast in a “mysterious” role for TNT’s upcoming Snowpiercer television series.
Blanchard has been brought on as a guest star for Season 1, with an option to be upgraded to a series regular if Snowpiercer sees a second season, according to Deadline. The actor will play Alexandra, described as “a self-assured 17-year-old, wise beyond her years, with mysterious connections” to the titular train.
TNT’s Snowpiercer finds the last of humanity living inside an enormous, perpetually-moving train, specifically engineered to handle the frozen, post-apocalyptic wasteland outside and allow humanity to survive.
The series is based on the 2013 South Korean film of the same name from filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt and Ed Harris. The film was, in turn, an adaptation of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, first published in 1982.
Snowpiercer, starring Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs and Rowan Blanchard, does not currently have a premiere date but is expected to air on TNT sometime in 2019.