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Another day, another crime show set in Los Angeles, but this time it’s with famed director John Singleton.

FX just ordered up episodes of the Boyz N the Hood director’s new drama Snowfall, according to Variety. Here’s what it will be about:

The one-hour drama will be set in Los Angeles in 1981 against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its impact on the culture. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow.

“’Snowfall’ takes us on a wild ride through one of LA’s most fascinating cultural and social periods, and no one can tell this story better than John Singleton,” said Schrier. “The pilot script by John and Eric brilliantly depicts the era through the story of three captivating characters, and we can’t wait to see John’s execution of it.”

Said Singleton, “I have always been fascinated with that volatile moment in time before crack changed everything. It’s a tense, insane and sexy era that touched every aspect of our culture.”

We can’t wait to see how this show pans out. Production for Snowfall will begin this summer.


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