By: Nicole D’Andria
This seems like a very fitting new title considering how unseasonably warm it has been this year. In the world of Snowfall, it no longer snows. This upcoming science-fiction series takes place in the year 2045. According to writer Joe Harris (The X-Files), “With Snowfall, we’re presenting a 21st century America in which the climate has gone completely to shit and where fully recognized corporate personhood and control isn’t just accepted, but necessary. The time for industry forces lying about the effects of climate change have long passed.”
But my favorite part of Harris’ description of the ongoing series is when he goes on to say “This is a series with plenty of sci-fi action, ‘mad scientist’ manipulations and schemes, and a protagonist who may—or may not—be the greatest super-villain in history, depending on who writes it. It’s a story about humanity seeking dominion over forces beyond its control, the inevitable backlash, and the desperate attempt to reclaim, rebuild and redeem.” This possibly “greatest super-villain in history” is the White Wizard, and he looks really interesting in the preview. It looks like Jack Frost has a fanboy.
Writer Joe Harris is joined by his Great Pacific co-creator Martin Morazzo (Vertigo Quarterly), who had this to add about the series: “As we strove to do with Great Pacific, this new series presents a visually unique world where environmental catastrophe meets science fiction adventure. The look and feel for 2045 is both bleak and beautiful and filled with both dread and promise all at once. I am incredibly proud of this work!”