Snowfall has been renewed for a third season.
FX’s drama, the first TV series from Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton, is co-created by Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and charts the brewing cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles.
Following an ensemble cast of characters, Snowfall explores the infancy of the crack industry and the major impact it had on American society and culture. Franklin Saint (Damson Idris – main picture) is a young street entrepreneur on a quest for success, while Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta – pictured above) is a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle in a Mexican crime family. Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios) is the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord, and Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson) is a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras.
Andron, who also serves as showrunner, is an exec-producer, alongside Singleton, Amadio, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson.
Season 1 aired on BBC Two in the UK in October 2017, with Season 2 starting its US run earlier this year. While the second season is yet to debut in the UK – Season 1 is back on BBC iPlayer as a box set, paving the way for the show’s eventual return – FX has already ordered a third outing for the programme.
“It has been great to see Snowfall’s audience and critical acclaim grow in its second season,” Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming at FX, said in a statement announcing the renewal. “The creative team has done a fantastic job and we have high hopes for Season 3.”
“There’s a poetic elegance to the liberal amounts of polish layered up over this familiar narrative, even at its most heart-stopping early turning point involving a swimming pool and a bulletproof vest,” we wrote in our review of Season 1. “It’s all about the stylish surface, but there’s weighty substance buried beneath – you just have to breathe it in.”
Still need to catch up? Season 1 of Snowfall is available on BBC iPlayer until 31st October 2018.