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FX Orders Drama ‘Snowfall’

Production Begins in October

FX has ordered 10-episodes of a new drama called “Snowfall” from FX Productions and Singleton for 2017, which is set in 1983 Los Angeles against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The scoop: 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.

“Snowfall” is executive produced by Dave Andron (“Justified,” “Knight Rider”), Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing,” “The Americans”), John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood,” “Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious,” Eric Amadio (“After Sex,” “Stuntmen”), Michael London (“Sideways”), and Trevor Engelson (“Remember Me”). Andron will serve as showrunner.