FX has ordered a third season of Snowfall, the drama series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The third season will premiere on FX in 2019.
“It has been great to see Snowfall’s audience and critical acclaim grow in its second season,” said Schrier. “The creative team has done a fantastic job and we have high hopes for season three.”
Season two of Snowfall concludes tomorrow night, Thursday, September 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX with the tenth and final episode of the second season: “Education.” Franklin faces the consequences of his actions. Teddy pulls out all the stops to assist his partners. Lucia must sacrifice to save Gustavo’s life. Written by Dave Andron; Directed by John Singleton.
In season two, Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation may be vulnerable from unexpected sources, both personal and professional; and Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug running couple who discover the potency of crack and try to exploit it despite the new dangers involved.
Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner. Snowfall is produced by FX Productions.
The current second season of Snowfall has garnered strong reaction from critics, including the following:
- Vulture, Matt Zoller Seitz (7/18/18)
“Season 2 Cuts a Leaner, More Potent Product Delivered by an Exceptional Cast”
- Indiewire, Ben Travers (7/19/18)
“Compelling….The FX drama about the crack epidemic—which has added the crime writer Walter Mosley to its creative team—finds its groove…. the infinitely improved second season“
- The Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert (7/23/18)
“Snowfall gets dark but the producers use its tension to grip the audience as opposed to oppressing us….As this new season begins, the trip is fascinating”
- Salon, Melanie McFarland (7/15/18)
“As riveting as it is eye-opening…. Startling performances from its ensemble of relative newcomers also bring us into a world that until now has been left off narrative television — and they keep a hold on us there”
- Rotten Tomatoes, Benjamin Lindsay (6/29/18)
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