Drug’s widespread effects in LA
Snowfall, Showcase, Wednesday, July 4, at 8.30pm
SET in 1983 Los Angeles, this 10-part drama is 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), a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata, a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contra, and Lucia Villanueva, the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
Angela Lewis (pictured) plays Franklin’s Aunt Louie, a former party girl who is captivated by her nephew’s vision.