Carter Hudson, Angela Lewis (Top Five), Juan Javier Cardenas, and Filipe Valle Costa have been cast as series regulars in FX’s Snowfall, John Singleton’s 1980s cocaine-epidemic drama pilot. Co-created and executive produced by the Boyz N The Hood director Singleton and Erick Amadio, and directed by El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the pilot has been undergoing a revamp.

Juan Javier Cardenas Filipe Valle Costa
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Hudson will play Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative banished to the Los Angeles office after a tragic misstep in the past. When he sees an opportunity to reverse his fortunes, Teddy risks everything to get his life back on track. Lewis will portray Louise Saint, Franklin’s (Damson Idris) party girl aunt. Cardenas will play Alejandro Usteves, a calculating rebel from the Nicaraguan Contras movement who is determined to keep his revolution alive by any means necessary. Costa will play Pedro, the cocky heir apparent of a Mexican crime family that sells marijuana throughout Los Angeles.

Hudson currently stars in Lucy Prebble’s new play, The Effect, at New York City’s Barrow Street Theatre. He’s also been seen off-Broadway in The Substance of Fire. Hudson is repped by APA, 1022m Management, and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams. Lewis, who appeared in feature Top Five and TV series Code Black and The Last Ship, is repped by Stone Manners Salners and Vanguard Management Group. Cardenas’ recent TV credits include Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, NCIS: Los Angeles and Scandal. He’s repped by Stone Manners Salners and manager Creative Talent Company. Costa, whose credits include Blue Bloods, Gotham, and feature Hamlet, is repped by The Cooper Company.