Deadline reports it is increasingly likely that FX will pick up John Singleton’s Snowfall pilot. According to Deadline, the California Film Commission approved the production’s “…application for tax incentives should it go to series.”
Set in 1980s Los Angeles, the drama features the crack cocaine epidemic of that decade. The cast of Snowfall includes: Damson Idris, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Billy Magnussen.
I hear FX brass only received the pilot last week and are not close to making a decision. But observers point to the network’s track record of the vast majority of its pilots going to series. And the tax breaks application alone underscores FX’s high hopes for the project.
Co-created and co-written by the Boyz N The Hood director Singleton and Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton, Snowfall is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s. With the drug storm about to come, Snowfall focuses on a trio of main characters – ambitious dealer Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), Mexican wrestler-turned-gangster Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and prodigal son Logan Miller (Billy Magnussen).
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Snowfall TV show? If Snowfall is ordered to series, do you think you’ll check it out?