FX has given a series order to “Snowfall” from filmmaker John Singleton. Set against the dawn of the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in 1983, the ten-episode first season is set to premiere in 2017.
Damson Idris plays Franklin Saint, a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power, Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Mexican wrestler Gustavo Zapata who is caught in a crime-family power struggle, Carter Hudson as CIA operative Teddy McDonald, and Emily Rios as a Mexican crime lord’s daughter named Luica Villanueva.
Singleton, Dave Andron (“Justified”), Thomas Schlamme (“The Americans”), Eric Amadio (“After Sex”), Michael London (“Sideways”), and Trevor Engelson (“Remember Me,”) will executive produce with Singleton and Amadio penning the script. Production on the series is scheduled to begin in October.