The summer forecast calls for Season 2 of Snowfall. FX has set 10 PM Thursday, July 19, for the return of its drama series that focuses on the 1980s crack outbreak, from creators John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Watch a new promo above.

The sophomore-season plot: Snowfall continues its story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season 2 follows the ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence.

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The players include Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), the young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation might be vulnerable from unexpected sources, both personal and professional; and Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug-running couple who discover the potency of crack and try to exploit it, despite the new dangers involved.

Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, showrunner Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson.