Variety is reporting that Archie Panjabi has signed up for a series regular role for the third season of drama thriller series Snowpiercer.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland Snowpiercer centres on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name.
The synopsis for the current second season is as follows:
An entirely new power struggle emerges, causing a dangerous rift as people are divided between their loyalty to Layton and to Mr. Wilford, who has a new train, new technology and a game plan that keeps everyone guessing. While Layton battles Wilford for the soul of Snowpiercer, Melanie leads the charge on a shocking new discovery that could change the fate of humanity.
Archie Panjabi (whose credits include The Good Wife and I Know This Much Is True) will be playing the role of Asha, though character details are being kept under wraps. The series was recently renewed for a third season before the premiere of the second season on TNT.
The second season stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Steven Ogg, Rowan Blanchard, Annalise Basso, Tom Lipinski, Sakina Jeffrey, Damian Young, Lena Hall, Iddo Goldberg, Susan Park, Sam Otto, Sheila Vand, Jaylin Fletcher, Mike O’Malley, Roberto Ubina, Happy Anderson and Shaun Toub.