Snowfall: FX Orders '80s-Set Cocaine Drama From John Singleton to Series

Michael Ausiello

A rare Snowfall is in the forecast for Los Angeles in 2017.

FX has placed a 10-episode series order for the 1980s-set drama, which chronicles the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in L.A. The well-pedigreed project counts Dave Andron (Justified), Tommy Schlamme (The West Wing) and John Singleton (The People v. O.J. Simpson) among its EPs.

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Read on for the series’ official logline/cast:

Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. 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 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.

Production begins in October ahead of a 2017 launch.

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