FX renews drug drama Snowfall for fifth season
Shortly after passing the halfway mark for its fourth season, FX has elected to renew the acclaimed drug drama Snowfall, co-created by the late Oscar nominee John Singleton, for a fifth season. The network took to Twitter to announce the news, which can be viewed below!
— Snowfall (@SnowfallFX) March 23, 2021
“Snowfall has come into its own as one of the best dramas on TV, its quality and audience growth is a remarkable achievement for a show in its fourth season,” FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said in a statement (Via The Hollywood Reporter). “Damson Idris and our entire cast continue to deliver outstanding performances every episode.”
The fourth season of the series shifts the time to 1985 and sees Franklin Saint (Idris) and his crew of dealers benefitting greatly from the rising tide of the crack epidemic, though they are also slowly starting to become aware of the damage the drug is doing to the people they love and the place they call home.
Snowfall was created by Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner.
The fourth season has continued to garner strong reviews from critics and even stronger ratings for the network, currently sitting at a 41 percent rise in total viewership from its previous season and averaging 5.1 total viewers per episode.