This July, FX will premiere its new series Snowfall on Wednesday, July 5, at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The ‘80s-set series, presenting the stories of the drug lords and law enforcement officers surrounding L.A.’s crack epidemic, promises entertainment value. Though the show will trod on ground already kind of broken by Breaking Bad, Narcos, Bloodline and The Wire, we’re all doubtless ready for another gritty, drug war show that you just can’t look away from. A press release describes the show thusly:
Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. 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 “El Oso” 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 Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
Snowfall was created by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood), Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, and executive-produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Find more information about the series here, watch a brief teaser below and stay tuned to Paste for more on the show.