FX’s ‘Snowfall’ Shows How Crack Began

by Cate Lecuyer Marian  |  04.27.2017

FX focuses on Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), an ambitious young street entrepreneur making his way in the drug underworld a new promo for Snowfall, which chronicles the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles.

“I tried to do it the right way, but the game is rigged,” Franklin says in the trailer. “It ain't made for people like us. So I’m rewriting the rules.”

Snowfall also follows Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a wrestler who gets caught up in a power struggle within another crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who raises money for the Nicaraguan Contras, and Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the comely daughter of a prominent Mexican crime lord.

The series is created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner.

Snowfall premieres in summer 2017 on FX.

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