John Singleton Reveals Inspirations for His FX Cocaine Drama “Snowfall” Featuring Filipe Valle Costa

“Premiering July 5, the drama is set in 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), a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata (Peris Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras; and Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.”

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