Friday, September 30, 2016

FX Gives Series Order to Drama 'Snowfall' Created by John Singleton

FX has given a 10-episode series order to original drama series Snowfall created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Production on the first season will begin in October for a debut in 2017.

A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in 1983 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), a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo 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 Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

The drama also stars Michael Hyatt, Alon Aboutboul, Amin Joseph, Angela Lewis, Juan Javier Cardenas and Filipe Valle Costa.

Singleton, Amadio and Andron will serve as executive producers with Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed the pilot. Andron will serve as showrunner for the first season. FX Productions produces.

"We are excited to add Snowfall to our original series lineup," said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming, FX Networks. "Dave Andron, Tommy Schlamme, John Singleton and Eric Amadio have delivered a riveting and beautiful pilot and we can't wait to start work on the series."