Snowfall is finally about to return to FX. Co-created by John Singleton and starring Damson Idris, the show tells the story of Franklin Saint, a low-level weed dealer who rises to become a major player in the cocaine market. The series premiered in 2017 and quickly became a fan favorite. It’s won praise for its storytelling, acting, and depiction of the ’80s.
It’s been eight long months since the show’s latest season. But Snowfall Season 5 is just a few more weeks away.
The release date for ‘Snowfall’ Season 5 is around the corner
Idris announced on his social media that Snowfall would return on Feb. 23, 2022. “Our turn ❄️,” he captioned the post, which also included a photo of him dressed as Franklin.
The latest season of Snowfall ran from February to April of 2021 and followed the gang war between Franklin and Manboy and Skully. In the end, Franklin won. But he alienated almost everyone in his inner circle with his behavior.
The next season continues that story
Franklin’s story continues in Snowfall Season 5, which is set in 1986. Deadline reports that it’ll follow “Franklin Saint and his entire family, who are rich beyond their wildest dreams and on the verge of having everything they’ve ever wanted — right as the ground begins to fall out from under their feet.”
“The sudden death of basketball star Len Bias makes the rock cocaine epidemic front-page news, the target of both Democrat and Republican lawmakers,” the report reads. “Law enforcement is on a warpath, and the militarization of the LAPD continues as police and politicians decide the only way to deal with this growing scourge is through force — and the creation of the new CRASH (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) units.”
“The streets of South Central Los Angeles never have been so dangerous as the Saint family navigates the police, the warring gangs and the CIA,” it continues. “Amidst all of this, the biggest threat the family faces is one another as they try not to let greed, resentment and ego tear them all apart.”
TV Series Finale reports that Snowfall Season 5 will have 10 episodes, with the first two airing on Feb. 23. After that, a new episode will release weekly.
The cast of ‘Snowfall’ Season 5, revealed
As far as the cast, it seems Idris, Isaiah John (Leon Simmons), Angela Lewis (Aunt Louie), Amin Joseph (Uncle Jerome), and Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Gustavo Zapata) are all back. Michael Hyatt (Cissy Saint) and Kevin Carroll’s (Alton Williams) involvement is unclear.
Fans will recall that their characters fled to Cuba in Snowfall Season 4. But their returns do seem possible since the description for the new season mentions Frankin’s “entire family” is involved. We’ll see.