Snowfall FX Premiere Date

FX Sets Premiere Date for Snowfall Drama, About Birth of Crack Epidemic

FX’s forecast calls for Snowfall this summer.

The John Singleton-produced drama series chronicling the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 10/9c, the cabler has announced.

Created by Singleton (Boyz n the Hood), Eric Amadio and showrunner Dave Andron (Justified), who will executive-produce alongside Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson, Snowfall is set in Los Angeles circa 1983, where “A storm is coming and its name is crack,” says the synopsis.

Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including Franklin Saint (played by Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Isabel), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios, The Bridge), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

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  1. JScout says:

    Some talent attached to this for sure, but can’t think of much that would be worse than watching – going back in time to see the crack stuff get going. That’s bad and boring. You’d have to pay me to watch, and even then . . . .

  2. Anne says:

    Well with Singleton at the helm, I’m less concerned about this being a piece of Regan-fawning racist garbage. Actually intrigued by it now!

  3. Yoko says:

    What a depressing concept for a summer series. Will NOT be watching.