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‘Snowpiercer’: Daveed Diggs Wants to Be ‘Columbo’ for the 21st Century

‘Snowpiercer’: Daveed Diggs Wants to Be ‘Columbo’ for the 21st Century

It’s odd to talk to actor Daveed Diggs about his new series, “Snowpiercer,” in the midst of the global pandemic. The series, an adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name, sees a group of people separated by class living on a globe-spanning train as the outside world endures below-freezing temperatures. Distinguishing the series from the feature is a murder mystery that compels hospitality overseer Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connolly) to enlist the help of a tail section member, former homicide detective Andre Layton (Diggs).

A series steeped in economic disparity, isolation, and climate change feels even more timely given our situation, and Diggs is well aware of it.

“It is very hard for me to sit here in my recently purchased house with a pantry full of food on quarantine,” Diggs said. “It’s caused the actor to think how his actions could affect other people

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