The Game Is Rigged in New Teasers for FX Cocaine Drama ‘Snowfall’
We’re eager for a first look at John Singleton’s crack-cocaine drama Snowfall, and FX is finally starting to deliver. Check out some familiar imagery from 1983 South Central as new teasers reveals how the drug slowly became a full-blown epidemic.
Following its first teaser, FX’s Snowfall released extended new looks at the summer premiere. The 10-episode series follows Damson Idris as Franklin Saint, a street entrepreneur raised in South Central but educated in the Valley, and “determined to raise his station in life through whatever means necessary.”
Here’s a slightly cheerier promo:
Boyz n the Hood director Singleton wrote the pilot with executive producers Dave Andron and Eric Amadio, while the synopsis reads:
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.
FX will hopefully give us an official premiere date and trailer for Snowfall soon, so stay tuned, and watch the first teaser below.