Damson Idris at FX's "Snowfall" premiere

Damson Idris' 'Snowfall' Renewed By FX For 6th And Final Season

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By Favour Adegoke on April 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT

The crime series "Snowfall" has finally been renewed for season 6 after premiering its first episode in July 2017. Its production and creative team include Eric Amadio, John Singleton, and Dave Andron, and they confirmed that this would be the final season of the series.

The show is based on the crack epidemic during the 1980s in Los Angeles. In the most recent season, the lead character Franklin Saint (played by Damson Idris) has become wealthy with his family through drug dealing. However, a cocaine-related death makes them targets of the lawmakers and police department. 

Through it all, their family has to stick together while battling greed, pride, and anger to keep them from getting into more trouble. Keep reading to see what the crew had to say about the show.

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FX President Announced The Final Season Of Snowfall

Nick Grad, who is the co-president of FX networks and president of original programming at FX, commented on the six-year-long journey from the beginning of "Snowfall" to its final season in an FX Pressroom statement as per THR.

Grad said, "FX first partnered with legendary writer-director John Singleton and the rest of the creative team six years ago to pursue their vision for an ambitious, powerful drama about the explosion of the crack epidemic of the early 80s."

He continued, "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." He then announced the renewal and final season of the series.

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"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 climactic finale showcasing the brilliance of everyone involved, from the stellar cast led by Damson Idris, to the writers, directors, artists and crew," he said.

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Dave Andron Thanked The Snowfall Crew

In his statement, Andron also expressed his love for his role as an executive producer and showrunner for the series. He thanked the rest of the crew for giving him the chance to create an ending of his choice for the show. 

He said, "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."

He extended his thanks to "everyone at FX, including John Landgraf on down" and "the entire 'Snowfall' family for helping us get there. If only John Singleton could be with us for the end," Andron continued, referring to the death of a fellow producer, John Singleton, in 2019.

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Damson Idris Will Miss Being Franklin Saint

Damson Idris at FX Snowfall Season 5 premiere

Idris will definitely miss his drug dealing ventures as Franklin Saint as much as fans will, and he confirmed this while giving his comments on the ending of the show with season 6.

The 30-year-old actor, who is also a producer on the show, noted that he "couldn't imagine telling this story anywhere but at FX," also showing his love for the production team. Idris also congratulated the team for the history they had created with "Snowfall" and the impact of the series "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," he said.

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John Singleton Died Before Season 3

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The cast and crew who gathered for the premiere of season 3 on the red carpet had Singleton in their hearts. The co-creator and executive producer passed away shortly before the team finished production for the third season, which devastated everyone.

Singleton died in April at 51-years-old, and per ABC News, it was due to a stroke. Several cast and crew members commented on the tragic news, including Actress Angela Lewis who said that Singleton brought life to the set. In her words, he was "the heart of the show." 

Idris also noted that Singleton put the show in great shape and also left it in good hands. "The crew is fully diverse," he said, "He hand-picked everyone and he empowered people. He left people so many codes, and he left us with the confidence to go on."

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