‘Snowfall’ tells birth of cocaine in Los Angeles
ATLANTA — Filmmaker John Singleton remembered taking a ride through a section of a south Los Angeles neighbourhood seeing security bars on every window and huge metal gates surrounding each home.
The recent drive instantly reminded Singleton about when residents in the area first took cautioned measures to guard their house to prevent home invasions during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic.
“People made it almost like they were imprisoning themselves in their homes,’’ the Los Angeles native recalled. Singleton co-created the new series “Snowfall,’’ which focuses on the genesis of how crack cocaine became a rampant epidemic in Los Angeles’ inner city neighbourhoods in 1983. The first season premieres Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m. EDT.