The series, titled Snowpiercers, tells the story of an upstate New York snowplough driver named Joe “Snowpiercing” Johnson, who takes on the task of making sure the roads are kept clear.
It was made for Netflix and will premiere later this month.
The series stars David Harbour, Matt LeBlanc, Tavi Gevinson, Anna Kendrick, Kevin Connolly, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
We recently spoke to Jada about working with Netflix, the importance of snowplows to our lives, and the importance to his work of showing people how important it is to be alive.
Tell me about the show.
I grew up on a farm.
I was born in a farm and grew up in a barn and a barns, so I grew to love snow.
I knew there was a lot of work involved, and so I started doing a lot with it.
It just kind of came naturally to me.
Netflix made me a part of the Snowpiers team and they made me the director.
What was the genesis for the series?
It started as an idea to give people a reason to keep moving and to keep driving and snowplowing.
But it was kind of a joke at the time.
And when I was in college, I remember the winter, and there was snow.
And the snow was freezing and the trees were melting.
And I remember, “Wow, I have never seen snow like this before.
This is really happening.”
When we started, I wasn’t very well-versed in snowplowers.
So I was like, “What’s a snowplower?”
And my parents just laughed at me.
And then I went on the Internet and went, “I’ve never seen anything like this.”
And that’s when I knew it was something special.
I mean, I’ve seen everything from snow shovels to snow machines, and it was just a completely different experience.
The show is very different from the ones you’d see on television.
What are some of the things that have stood out to you most?
I think the show is about the importance we put on life.
I don’t think you really think about that when you’re driving a snowmobile.
But when I saw the work they did on the truck, I thought, “Oh, I guess I’m just gonna do that for the next 10 years.”
What makes this show different?
Well, the snow machines are not the only things you’re working on.
You’re working in the woods, in the mountains, in a wooded area.
And you’re seeing snow on a regular basis.
You see it all the time and it’s a beautiful thing.
When it comes to working in a snow machine, how did you decide on the name Snowpickers?
I didn’t have a specific idea.
I had a lot to think about, and I thought it would be fun to call the show Snowpicker.
How did you get started on this series?
I was just starting out, working in construction and stuff, and a friend of mine suggested to me, “Hey, why don’t we do a snowpickers show?”
I thought about it, and that’s how we started.
Do you get credit for creating the show?
It’s a lot like a show.
You just watch it and it gets you excited.
I’m not even kidding.
The way we think about it is like a musical.
There’s a certain rhythm, but then the music moves.
The show is all about the emotions and the stories, and then you just keep going and go on and on and go.
Who were some of your favorite actors?
I love the way they portrayed the characters and the relationships.
I like Matt Leblanc, he’s an amazing actor.
I loved that he’s so open-minded and he just has a gift for storytelling.
He’s such a fun actor, and he’s funny, and his characters are real.
I love Jada and Anna Kendrick.
They’re just so funny.
They just make you laugh, and they make you cry.
I have to say, I just think of them as two of my favorite people in the world.
They’ve been my best friends, and my best family.
And they’re both so funny, too.
I can’t believe how hard they work.
I’ve been on a couple shows where they’re doing their best work.
It makes me laugh every time I watch it.
I wish they would just stop.
They don’t need any more of it.
Why did you want to do a series like this?
I just thought it was an interesting concept.
And there’s just something about the snow that really makes you feel good.
And people love the story, and people love working in this area. I