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Snowfall

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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.


  • “beautiful show, and it shines when Franklin is at its center. [Damson] Idris...steals every frame he's in….All are compelling performers”
    - Variety
  • “instantly addictive 1980s drug epic”
    - Washington Post
  • “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”
    - RogerEbert.com
  • “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