“Snowfall” s et against the dawn of the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in 1983, the 10-episode first season is set to premiere in 2017. Production on the series is scheduled to begin in October. Singleton. will executive produce with Dave Andron, Thomas Schlamme , Eric Amadio , Michael London, and Trevor Engelson . Andron, who will serve as showrunner, wrote the pilot with Singleton and Amadio. The pilot, which FX ordered last fall, was directed by the Belgian directing team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah .
“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.