John Singleton’s ‘Snowfall’ Ordered To Series

John Singleton has built a successful filmmaking career by delivering complicated stories from the ‘hood. And his formula is coming to the masses once again with the crime drama Snowfall, which FX has just ordered to series.

Over the span of 10 episodes, Singleton will take viewers back to the crack cocaine epidemic of Los Angeles during the 1980s.

Here’s how FX breaks down the season:

Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. “Snowfall” is a one-hour drama set 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), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo 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 Luica Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

Singleton introduced Damson Idris as the lead in Snowfall via Instagram.

Production on Snowfall is set to begin in October with a debut date set for 2017.