FX’s drug drama Snowfall has been given an early renewal for a fifth season, only three episodes into its fourth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since the beginning of the fourth season, Snowfall’s viewership has gone up 41 percent from season three.
The series centers around South Central Los Angeles cocaine dealers, led by Damson Idris’ (Farming, Black Mirror) character Franklin Saint. Season four takes place in 1985, when tensions about drugs are reaching all the way up to the White House, and the dealers themselves are seeing the damage cocaine is doing to their community.
In addition to Idris, Carter Hudson (A Crime to Remember), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo: Last Blood), Amin Joseph (Dope, Baywatch), Angela Lewis (Code Black), Michael Hyatt (Nightcrawler), Isaiah John (All Day and a Night), Kevin Carroll (Blindspotting, Being John Malkovich) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken, Modern Family) star.
Eric Schrier, president of FX, said the show has only gotten better as it’s continued.
“Snowfall has come into its own as one of the best dramas on TV, its quality and audience growth is a remarkable achievement for a show in its fourth season,” Schrier said, according to Variety.
Snowfall was created by the late John Singleton, who wrote and directed Boyz n the Hood, Eric Amadio (writer for After Sex) and Dave Andron (producer for Justified). Singleton served as an executive producer, alongside Andron, Amadio, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London, Trevor Engelson, Leonard Chang, Walter Mosley and Julie DeJoie. Andron serves as showrunner.