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About the Show

Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama 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 (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), 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 self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

Snowfall is created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and Executive Produced by Singleton, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Amadio, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron will serve as showrunner.

Season 1
Season 1

Sn.1 Ep.4


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Franklin and Leon deal with the thief. Teddy goes to extreme measures to protect the CIA. Lucia and Gustavo connect in the aftermath of the previous night. An FX Original Series, Wednesdays 10PM.

45 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/26

Sn.1 Ep.3

"Slow Hand"

Sn.1 Ep.3

Slow Hand

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Franklin enlists help to retrieve his stolen property. In the midst of a weapons deal, Teddy receives an unexpected visitor. Gustavo, Lucia and Pedro seek a fall guy. An FX Original Series, Wednesdays 10PM on FX.

47 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/19

Sn.1 Ep.2

"Make Them Birds Fly"

Sn.1 Ep.2

Make Them Birds Fly

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Franklin struggles with the reality of his new enterprise. Teddy's distrust of Alejandro escalates. Gustavo confronts his new partners. An FX Original Series, Wednesdays 10PM.

51 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/12

Sn.1 Ep.1


Sn.1 Ep.1


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South Central street entrepreneur Franklin Saint takes a leap into the cocaine game. Disgruntled CIA officer Teddy McDonald allies with a Contra soldier. Luchador wrestler Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata makes inroads with a Mexican cartel family. An FX Original Series, Wednesdays 10PM.

58 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/05

  • “instantly addictive 1980s drug epic”
    - Washington Post
  • “beautiful show, and it shines when Franklin is at its center. [Damson] Idris...steals every frame he's in….All are compelling performers”
    - Variety
  • “FX continues their remarkable 2017 with the summer drama Snowfall...well-drawn and well-performed characters...[Damson] Idris is a fantastic find, conveying a combination of intelligence and innocence that makes Franklin's arc feel genuine”
  • “instantly confident TV...There's something compulsively watchable about it, and I expect it to be a big hit...inside its veins runs something vital and alive and different”
    - Vox
  • “Just Say Yes To Snowfall...It's a fascinating panoramic look at the drug trade - and the world it created”
    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “Snowfall Is a Clever, Retro-Pulp Thriller...the acting, particularly by [Damson] Idris, [Emily] Rios, [Sergio] Peris-Mencheta, and [Carter] Hudson, is phenomenal”
    - Vulture