“Snowfall”: Showtime and John Singleton TV Series Recreate the 1980’s Drug Trade

Project Casting

Showtime plans on creating a new television series that centers on the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.

John Singleton is returning to the era of his debut feature film Boyz In The Hood with a new television series, Snowfall.

According to Deadline, the drama series is set to premiere on Showtime.

Singleton is set to direct and co-write the project, co-written by Eric Amadio. The two executive produce with Michael London and Underground’s Trevor Engelson and Evan Silverberg.

The new television series will center on the start of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles told through the eyes of a young black kid from Compton, a Mexican wrestler and a CIA agent charged with running the money to the Mexican drug lords.

The new television series is described as being filmed in the same way as Boyz IN the Hood, which earned Los Angeles native Singleton writing and director nominations several years ago.

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