Set in 1983, the series focuses on the early days of crack cocaine and its radical impact on our culture. The story follows multiple characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a 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.
There’s no official Season 2 renewal decision, but the series received a massive $8.83M tax credit in March — the biggest for a California-based new or returning series — that makes it likely. A Snowfall screening and panel session will open the sixth annual ATX Television Festival on June 8.
Created by Singleton & Eric Amadio and showrunner Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson.