Singleton Brings “Snowfall” to FX

The latest series from Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, Snowfall, has been picked up by FX. The ten episode season is set to premiere next year.

Singleton’s series will be set at the dawn of the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in 1983. Production on the series is scheduled to start in October.

“We are excited to add Snowfall to our original series lineup,” said co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Dave Andron, Tommy Schlamme, John Singleton and Eric Amadio have delivered a riveting and beautiful pilot and we can’t wait to start work on the series.”

Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, Rosewood) will executive produce and co-wrote the pilot for the series; the Belgian directing team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black, Image, Broeders) helmed the pilot.

Snowfall stars Damson Idris as Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Sergio Peris-Mencheta, as Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler caught in a crime-family power struggle; Carter Hudson as CIA operative Teddy McDonald; and Emily Rios as Luica Villanueva, the daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

The series will premiere in 2017.