‘Snowfall’ is an American crime drama television show that airs on FX and first premiered on July 5, 2017. The show is co-created by Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer and director John Singleton, along with Eric Amadio and Dave Andron.
‘Snowfall’ gives off the same vibe as the original ‘Miami Vice’ when Crocket and Tubbs walked a fine line between the law and the dark side of the drug world. And while nothing is as good as ‘Breaking Bad‘ when it comes to a show about drugs, ‘Snowfall’ certainly gives ‘Southland’ a run for its money. Needless to say, the show has garnered a large fan following over the years, and critics have praised the show for an accurate representation of Los Angeles in 1983. CNN aptly summarized the show as: “At its best, Snowfall illustrates the unintended consequences and collateral damage associated with drugs while revisiting the CIA’s role and shady dealings to advance its foreign-policy objectives”.
Snowfall Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Snowfall’ is led by Damson Idris who plays Franklin Saint. As a young entrepreneur, Franklin attempts to use crack dealing as a way to power and to get money for himself and his family. Sergio Peris-Mencheta plays Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata, a wrestler who gets involved with a power struggle within a crime family; Emily Rios stars as Lucia Villanueva, the daughter of a Mexican crime lord, who hopes to make a name for herself and get out from under her father’s thumb; and Carter Hudson is cast as Teddy McDonald, a sketchy CIA operative who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and has a dark past.
All the main cast members are expected to return for season 4.
Snowfall Plot: What is it about?
‘Snowfall’ starts off in an early 1980s setting, just on the cusp on the rise of crack cocaine, which becomes an insidious urban epidemic, exponentially accelerating urban blight. The series begins by showing the disparity between the haves and have-nots, and the solutions provided to close that gap. It is firmly set 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. Ultimately, the show feels like a true story, but not centered around specific real-life characters, and compared to what the actual situation was back then, you never think that what you are seeing is not plausible.