Snowfall Season 4
Snowfall Season 4
Franklin survived a shooting from his ex-girlfriend, and leaves the hospital to discover the Crips and Bloods have a stranglehold on South Central LA with a gang war inevitible, while a rogue cop is determined to make Frank pay for killing a decorated police officer. Teddy and Gustavo continue their work on their drug pipeline but are having trouble with the local law enforcement in the Tijuana area. This season also introduces a new protagonist, Irene Abe, a journalist who works to unravel the truth about the crack epidemic that has plagued Los Angeles and delves further to discover CIA corruption and their role in the crack game.
The series, which was first set up at Showtime in 2014, was picked up by FX for a ten-episode season in September 2016. In August 2017, the network renewed Snowfall for a second season, which premiered on July 19, 2018. In September 2018, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on July 10, 2019. In August 2019, FX renewed the series for a fourth season which was originally scheduled to premiere in 2020, but filming was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth season premiered on February 24, 2021. In March 2021, FX renewed the series for a fifth season which premiered on February 23, 2022. In April 2022, FX renewed the series for a sixth and final season which premiered on February 22, 2023, with the series finale airing on April 19, 2023.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 62% based on 63 reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10. The site's critical consensus for the first season reads, "Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines, despite Singleton's accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris." On Metacritic, the series has a score of 63 out of 100, based on 47 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews." A 100% approval rating for the second season was reported by Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7/10 based on 7 reviews. A 100% approval rating for the third season was reported by Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 9/10 based on 5 reviews.
Season 3 launched on July 10 on FX to continued positive reviews from critics, as well as strong ratings, averaging just under 700k viewers per episode, very much on par with the nearly 800k average from the previous seasons and remains a solid performer for the now Disney-owned network.
Snowfall is returning for an all-new season in February. The FX series created by the late John Singleton is set in Los Angeles in the 1980s and focuses on the first crack epidemic and its impact on various characters in the city. The upcoming season is season 4, which takes viewers to 1985 and the demand for crack is at an all-time high. The series tells "the stories of several characters whose lives are fated to intersect: 20-year-old drug dealer Franklin Saint, Mexican luchador Gustavo 'El Oso' Zapata, CIA operative Teddy McDonald, and a Mexican crime boss's niece, Lucia Villanueva." Watch the Snowfall season 4 trailer below.
Snowfall season 4 will arrive on FX on February 24, 2021, with the first two episodes premiering on the first night, followed by a new episode each subsequent week. In this new season, "Business is booming in season four of Snowfall. It's January 1, 1985. Ronald Reagan has won his re-election campaign proclaiming it is "morning again in America," but in South Central, Los Angeles, it feels more like the sun is getting low. The demand for crack cocaine is high, and while our crew of dealers led by Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) are benefitting greatly from the rising tide of addiction, they are also starting to become aware of the damage the drug is doing to the people and to the place they love. With the entire nation taking note, the LAPD is diverting serious money and resources to the "war on drugs."