Andrew Howard and Manuel Uriza have landed series regular roles in FX’s drama pilot Snowfall. Co-created and co-written by the Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton and Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton, Snowfall is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Manuel UrizaHoward, repped by ICM Partners and LINK, will play Avi Drexler, an unpredictable cocaine dealer operating in the San Fernando Valley. Uriza, repped by Rebel Entertainment Partners and Incensed Media, is Manuel Villanueva, a cocaine distributor who makes it clear that working for him means doing “bad things”, but he pays well. Howard most recently recurred on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Uriza most recently appeared on TNT’s Agent X, and also recurred on FX’s The Bridge.