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Starts Sunday 8 October BBC2 The dark and dangerous world of the LA drugs scene, Mexican cartels, and CIA operatives is the intriguing setting for this slick new American crime drama. The action gets under way in early 1980s Los Angeles, birthplace of the devastating drug, crack cocaine.
Young Brit actor Damson Idris takes the lead role as high school scholarship student Franklin Saint, who is drawn into dealing cocaine after moving back home. The drama also follows the stories of crooked CIA agent Teddy Mcdonald (Carter Hudson) and wrestler and hired hitman Gustavo Zapato (Sergio Peris-mencheta).
‘It’s three separate coming-of-age stories,’ reveals Carter of the series. ‘These characters are trying to figure out who they are, what they want to be and where they want to go.’
Student Franklin Saint is drawn into the murky world of drug dealing in 1980s LA