FX released an eerie promo for John Singleton’s upcoming original series Snowfall, which chronicles the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles.

The teaser features a man who is shown sitting on a motorcycle appearing nervous and frantic at night in South Central Los Angeles in 1983. On the wet pavement below him is a young teenager, Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) who is bloodied and helpless lying in the street. The man revs up his motorcycle and rides away, with text in the trailer proclaiming, “this is how crack began.”

The series centers on Franklin, who plays an ambitious young street entrepreneur making his way in the drug underworld.

Also starring in Snowfall are Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a wrestler who gets caught up in a power struggle within another crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who raises money for the Nicaraguan Contras, and Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the comely daughter of a prominent Mexican crime lord.

John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood) is the creator and executive producer of the series, along with executive producer Dave Andron, who also serves as showrunner.

Snowfall is set to premiere in summer 2017 on FX.


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