Snowfall has been renewed for a sixth and final season, FX announced Tuesday.
Season 6 of the crime drama will premiere next year and bring a “triumphant conclusion” to the series, the network said.
“Today, as the fifth season of Snowfall reaches new heights of acclaim and viewership, there is no question that this series has become an FX classic drama,” Nick Grad, FX’s president of original programming, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to order a sixth season that will enable Dave Andron, Walter Mosley, and the rest of the producers to bring Snowfall to a climatic finale showcasing the brilliance of everyone involved, from the stellar cast led by Damson Idris, to the writers, directors, artists and crew.”
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Snowfall premiered in 2017. Season 5 of the series is on track to be its most watched ever, up 6 percent from the first six episodes of season 4 and up 55 percent from season 3, per FX.
The series was created by the late John Singleton, along with Eric Amadio and Dave Andron.
“To tell a story worth telling, with creative partners you respect and admire, at a network that supports you throughout and allows you to end on your terms. That’s the dream,” Andron said Tuesday. “I am so grateful to everyone at FX from John Landgraf on down and to the entire Snowfall family for helping us get there. If only John Singleton could be with us for the end.”
Added series star and producer Damson Idris, “I’m incredibly proud of the history we have all made. Especially the impact Snowfall has had on the culture. Very rarely does a TV show get to the sixth season mark and saying goodbye to ‘Franklin Saint’ will be heartbreaking. But the family and relationships I’ve made on this journey will last a lifetime. I know John Singleton is looking down smiling proud.”
The fifth season is set in the summer of 1986, and follows Franklin (Damson Idris) and his family as they adjust to being newly rich — but that same money starts to tear them apart. Adding to that, the sudden and tragic death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias makes the rock cocaine epidemic front-page news. Law enforcement is on a warpath, and the militarization of the L.A.P.D. continues as police and politicians decide the only way to deal with the problem is through force.
The series is executive produced by Eric Amadio, Dave Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London, Trevor Engelson, Leonard Chang, Walter Mosley and Julie DeJoie. Damson Idris also serves as producer. Andron serves as showrunner. The series is produced by FX Productions.
Snowfall airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and streams the next day on Hulu.