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‘Snowfall’ Season 2 Gets an Official Premiere Date and New Promo

It seems like the summer forecast is calling for Snowfall. The sophomore season will premiere on Thursday, July 19 at 10 Pm Et/Pt on FX. Season 2 continues its story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Snowfall follows the 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. Check out the new promo right here.

The cast includes 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
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‘Snowfall’ Season 2 Premiere Date & Promo: FX’s 1980s-Set Crack Drama From John Singleton

The summer forecast calls for Season 2 of Snowfall. FX has set 10 Pm Thursday, July 19, for the return of its drama series that focuses on the 1980s crack outbreak, from creators John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Watch a new promo above. The sophomore-season plot: Snowfall continues its story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season 2 follows the ensemble of characters as they…
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First-Ever Mammoth Film Festival Includes Tribute to John Wayne-Starring ‘North to Alaska’

First-Ever Mammoth Film Festival Includes Tribute to John Wayne-Starring ‘North to Alaska’
Our bi-weekly Film Festival Roundup column explores notable stories and news updates from the circuit.

– Exclusive: The upcoming inaugural Mammoth Film Festival have announced Round 2 of their Official Selections lineup for the fist-ever festival, taking place February 8 – 11, including a free screening of John Wayne’s “North to Alaska,” which will feature a special introduction from members of the seminal Hollywood star’s own family. MammothFF has also announced the 2018 judges, which include: producer Suzanne Weinert (“Hellion”), actor Peter Facinelli (“Twilight”), actor and producer Chris Zylka (“The Leftovers”), producer Steven Garcia (“Shark Tank”), writer/director/producer Eric Amadio (“Snowfall”), Youtube star Darious Britt, and film critic Oliver Harper.

The festival’s Charity Celebrity Bowling Tournament benefiting the Mammoth Media Institute will feature: Nina Dobrev, Eiza Gonzalez, Josh Hutcherson, Ashley Greene, Tom Welling, Josh Henderson, Sterling Brim, Luke “Dingo” Trembath, Lil Jon, Arielle Vandenberg, Matt Cutshall, Scott Haze, and Ryan Rottman, among
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Snowfall: Season One Ratings

FX has a thing for gritty programming, so at first blush its new Snowfall TV show -- from creators John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron -- looks like it will fit right in. While it is yet to be renewed for a second season, the California Film Commission has already awarded the production a tax credit for season two, so Snowfall is well-positioned. Still, it remains to be seen how it will do in the ratings. Will Snowfall be cancelled or renewed for second season? Stay tuned. A period crime drama, Snowfall stars Damson Idris, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios, Michael Hyatt, Amin Joseph, Angela Lewis, Isaiah John, Juan Javier Cárdenas, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Malcolm Mays, and Filipe Valle Costa. The FX TV series kicks off in 1983 Los Angeles, at the dawn of the crack cocaine epidemic. The story centers on diverse characters, from
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BBC Acquires John Singleton’s ‘Snowfall,’ Commissions New ‘League of Gentlemen’

The BBC has acquired John Singleton’s “Snowfall” for BBC Two and commissioned five new productions for the channel, including the return of cult comedy “The League of Gentlemen,” it was announced Wednesday by the controller of BBC Two, Patrick Holland. Holland said BBC Two had “a mission to question and innovate” and was evolving to become “ever more timely, challenging and mischievous.”

“These new commissions demonstrate my ambition for BBC Two – to bring the increasingly complex and changing world to the audience through challenging perspectives, human engagement and great storytelling,” said Holland, speaking at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival.

Snowfall” (pictured) marks Singleton’s first TV drama and is set to air on BBC Two in the fall. The 10-part drama, set in Los Angeles in 1983, follows an ensemble cast of characters set on an intense collision course, exploring the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and the major impact it had on American society and
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FX’s ‘Snowfall’ Crack Cocaine Epidemic Drama Renewed For Season 2

Winter came to FX last month. In the age of daring TV projects, the network that’s home to everything from “Atlanta” to “American Horror Story” continues its quality programming with “Snowfall,” the crime drama from John Singleton, director of “Boyz N The Hood,” plus Eric Amadio and Dave Andron.

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‘Snowfall’ Renewed for Season 2 at FX

‘Snowfall’ Renewed for Season 2 at FX
FX has renewed John Singleton’s drama series “Snowfall” for Season 2 midway through the show’s first season, the network announced Wednesday at the TCA summer press tour.

The series explores the beginnings of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles from the perspectives of multiple people who are impacted by it in different ways, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio 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 Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

The second season is expected to air in 2018. The series was created by Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron. Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson executive produce. Andron
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‘Snowfall’ Renewed for Season 2 by FX

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‘Snowfall’ Renewed for Season 2 by FX
FX is hooked on “Snowfall,” which has landed a renewal for Season 2. The drama series that launched its currently airing first season last month will return with the follow-up run in 2018. The network announced the news at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Wednesday. “Snowfall,” centering on the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s, was created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Also Read: 'Snowfall' Actor Amin Joseph on Show's Importance: 'We Can't Whitewash' Parts of History The cast includes Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios, Sergio Peris-Mencheta,
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Snowfall: Season One Ratings

FX has a thing for gritty programming, so at first blush its new Snowfall TV show -- from creators John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron -- looks like it will fit right in. While it is yet to be renewed for a second season, the California Film Commission has already awarded the production a tax credit for season two, so Snowfall is well-positioned. Still, it remains to be seen how it will do in the ratings. Will Snowfall be cancelled or renewed for second season? Stay tuned. A period crime drama, Snowfall stars Damson Idris, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios, Michael Hyatt, Amin Joseph, Angela Lewis, Isaiah John, Juan Javier Cárdenas, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Malcolm Mays, and Filipe Valle Costa. The FX TV series kicks off in 1983 Los Angeles, at the dawn of the crack cocaine epidemic. The story centers on diverse characters, from
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Snowfall

Network: FX. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: July 5, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Damson Idris, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios, Michael Hyatt, Amin Joseph, Angela Lewis, Isaiah John, Juan Javier Cárdenas, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Malcolm Mays, and Filipe Valle Costa. TV show description: A crime drama created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron, the Snowfall TV show kicks off in 1983 Los Angeles, at the dawn of the crack cocaine epidemic. The story centers on several characters who will crash into each other's lives in a brutal fashion. Although he was born and raised in South Central L.A., Franklin Saint (Idris), went to school in a wealthy Valley neighborhood. Now,
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Snowfall Review: FX's '80s Drug Drama Is Too Scattered to Get You Hooked

There’s an intriguing, vibrant story at the heart of FX’s new drama Snowfall. Unfortunately, there are also two other, less interesting stories that come along with it — and the show ends up Od’ing on an excess of ambition.

Snowfall, debuting this Wednesday at 10/9c, comes from co-creator/executive producer John Singleton, who immortalized the streets of South Central L.A. with his iconic ’90s film Boyz N the Hood. Here, he takes us to his old stomping ground a decade earlier, in the summer of 1983, when small-time weed dealer Franklin (Damson Idris) gets his first tantalizing taste of the cocaine trade.
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TV Review: John Singleton’s ‘Snowfall’ on FX

What “Snowfall” has in spades — besides fresh white powder, anyway — is atmosphere. It’s summer in South Central Los Angeles, and hazy golden light filters through the smog and palm trees. The camera makes the most of it, luxuriating in orange glow and sunlit lens flares, giving this neighborhood, as yet untouched by crack, the sheen of paradise. Executive producer John Singleton has often depicted the idiosyncratic camaraderie of black neighborhoods in his work, and as usual he renders it to the screen with singular intimacy. “Snowfall’s” Los Angeles is oversaturated with aviator sunglasses and tidy little mustaches. Rich white people, in their mansions and industry enclaves, jump into swimming pools. Poor Mexican immigrants sleep in their cars after jobbing all day. Police make a show of stopping in black and Latino neighborhoods, and tough guys in muscle tees beat up intruders they don’t like the look of. Class
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'Snowfall': Everything You Need to Know About FX's Origins-of-Crack Drama

It's been 26 years since John Singleton shook up Hollywood with Boyz n the Hood, his feature film debut and a semi-autobiographical story about a Crenshaw teenager trying to live an ordinary life during the height of the Crips/Bloods gang war. Now, the first African-American ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar revisits the crime-ridden Los Angeles he once observed first-hand – and offers a larger, much-needed historical context that helped shape those mean streets.

Singleton's new FX show Snowfall (which debuts on July 5th) follows Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), an ambitious L.
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Snowfall Season 1 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

There’s nothing inherently bad about FX’s new drug drama Snowfall. As an opening sentence to a review, that’s not exactly a good omen, but such middling thoughts couldn’t help but bubble to the surface in the three hours I spent watching the original cocaine empire blossom haphazardly out of the sun-soaked streets of south central Los Angeles. It’s got a good lead, a solid premise, and legitimately gorgeous cinematography that lovingly lingers on the palm tree-lined streets of 1983 La like they’re a fresco in the Sistine Chapel.

No, there’s nothing really bad about Snowfall. It’s just that the network it calls home has raised the bar to such a degree that a show turning out just “good” feels disappointing in comparison. Snowfall has a decent narrative, but it lacks daring; there are a few interesting characters,
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‘Snowfall’ Review: The Robust True Story of How Crack Began Makes for a Surprisingly Modest TV Show

Every piece of “Snowfall” is well-crafted. From the pitch to the paper to the scenes brought to life from it, John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron’s new drama tells an authentic ’80s tale inspired by truth and shaped by street life in South Central L.A. As the tagline reads, it’s the story of how crack began, which contrasts longstanding cultural oppression with the CIA’s secret role funneling drugs into the country. You can imagine the comparisons — “It’s like ‘The Americans’ meets a west coast ‘Wire’!” — and you can see the layered craft work throughout the first six episodes.

But “Snowfall” doesn’t transcend beyond its talking points. Exquisite period detail and terrific performances, from newcomers like series lead Damson Idris to returning favorites Bokeem Woodbine and Kevin Carroll, can’t fully overcome a familiarity of structure, pacing, and story. We haven’t heard much
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TV News Roundup: Viceland Announces Premiere Dates for Summer Slate

TV News Roundup: Viceland Announces Premiere Dates for Summer Slate
In today’s roundup, Viceland has released the premiere dates for its summer slate, a co-creator of “Westworld” has re-upped her overall deal, and FX’s crack epidemic series has a premiere date.

Dates

Premiere dates have been announced for seven Viceland shows, including four new series and four renewals. “American Boyband,” a new series, chronicles star Kevin Abstract and his band’s journey across the U.S. in their first headlining tour. It premieres June 8 at 10:30 p.m. “What Would Diplo Do?” starring James Van Der Beek premieres August 3 at 10 p.m. and sees the “Dawson’s Creek” star as Edm megastar Diplo, exploring the life of a man who appeals to thousands of fans yet has been reported as underwhelming one-on-one. “Nuts + Bolts” also premieres August 3 at 10:30 p.m., and follows Tyler The Creator as he explores how some of his favorite things are made and then tries to remake them in his
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FX Sets Premiere Date for Snowfall Drama, About Birth of Crack Epidemic

FX’s forecast calls for Snowfall this summer.

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The John Singleton-produced drama series chronicling the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 10/9c, the cabler has announced.

Created by Singleton (Boyz n the Hood), Eric Amadio and showrunner Dave Andron (Justified), who will executive-produce alongside Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson, Snowfall is set in Los Angeles circa 1983, where “A storm is coming and its name is crack,” says the synopsis.

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‘Snowfall’ Trailer: Los Angeles Will Fall on ‘Hard Times’ in John Singleton’s 1980s Crack Cocaine Series — Watch

‘Snowfall’ Trailer: Los Angeles Will Fall on ‘Hard Times’ in John Singleton’s 1980s Crack Cocaine Series — Watch
Get ready for “Hard Times” this summer when John Singleton’s FX series “Snowfall” touches ground.

Set in the summer of 1983, the series follows multiple characters and storylines that converge over crack cocaine. Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) is a young South Central drug dealer who realizes that weed isn’t really getting him where he wants to be, and Mexican wrestler Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) is caught up in a power struggle with a crime family. Meanwhile, Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios) is a daughter of a crime lord. Finally, a CIA operative named Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), can’t seem to outrun his dark past and begins a below-the-table operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras.

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In two advance promos that end with the tag, “This Is How Crack Began,” we get a feel
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‘Snowfall’ Teaser: John Singleton Tackles the First Crack Cocaine Epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles

This summer, winter isn’t just coming on HBO. Over on FX, it’s going to snow.

John Singleton, known for “Boyz N the Hood,” “Higher Learning” and “Baby Boy,” is turning his lens to the small screen for FX’s “Snowfall.” As the series creator, he brings his knowledge of South Central Los Angeles to this examination of the first crack cocaine epidemic in L.A. and its ultimate impact on our culture.

Set in the summer of 1983, the series follows multiple characters and storylines that converge over crack cocaine. Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) is a young South Central drug dealer who realizes that weed isn’t really getting him where he wants to be, and Mexican wrestler Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) is caught up in a power struggle with a crime family. Meanwhile, Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios) is a daughter of a crime lord. Finally, a CIA operative
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Snowfall: Season Two Renewal Likely for FX Series

It looks like Snowfall has a solid chance at a second season. Deadline reports the upcoming FX TV series has received a tax credit to film season two in California.From Dave Andron, John Singleton, and Eric Amadio, the drama explores the rise of crack cocaine in early ’80s Los Angeles. The cast includes Damson Idris, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Carter Hudson, and Emily Rios. FX ordered a 10-episode first season last year.Read More…
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