FX Renews Snowfall For Season 2

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FX Renews Snowfall For Season 2
Posted by Wilson Morales

August 9, 2017

Snowfall has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The drama about the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles will return to FX for its second season in 2018.

Snowfall is averaging 5 million Total Viewers across all linear and non-linear (VOD / streaming) platforms.

Snowfall’s series debut ranks in the Top 5 in most key demos among all new cable drama premieres in 2017 on a Live+7 basis: Adults 18-49 (#4), Adults 18-34 (#4) and Adults 25-54 (#5). The premiere ranks #8 in Total Viewers.

Furthermore, among 98 cable scripted drama series to date in 2017, Season 1 currently ranks #9 in Men 18-49 and Men 18-34, and #10 in Adults 18-49.

Snowfall returns tonight with Episode 6 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX – “A Long Time Coming:” Franklin turns to Jerome for guidance, resulting in an unexpected encounter. Teddy contemplates a different future for his family. Gustavo and Lucia enlist business partners from Gustavo’s past. Written by Tatiana Suarez-Pico; directed by Michael Lehmann.

Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunnerThe cast includes Damson Idris as Franklin Saint, Isaiah John as Leon Simmons, Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Gustavo Zapata, Carter Hudson as Teddy McDonald, Emily Rios as Luica Villanueva, Filipe Valle Costa as Pedro Nava, Billy Magnussen as Logan Miller. Amin Joseph as Jerome Saint, Andrew Howard as Avi Drexler, Juan Javier Cardenas as Alejandro Usteves, Michael Hyatt as Cissy Saint, Angela Lewis as Aunt Louie, Malcolm Mays as Kevin and Alon Aboutboul as Avi.

The 10-episode season of the one-hour drama is set in Los Angeles 1983 against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative banished to the Los Angeles office who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. When he sees an opportunity to reverse his fortunes, Teddy risks everything to get his life back on track. and Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

Hyatt plays Sharon “Cissy” Saint, he no-nonsense mother of Franklin. Frustrated in both her personal and professional lives, Cissy has sacrificed her dreams to give Franklin opportunities she never had. Angela Lewis will portray Louise Saint, Franklin’s 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.

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