'Snowfall' holds the title for FX network's most-watched show with the fifth season becoming the series' most-watched season.
Snowfall is the FX crime drama series that is set in the early 1980s Los Angeles when the drug epidemic first started. The series follows the stories of several characters who are fated to intersect in the future including a 20-year-old drug dealer Franklin Saint, Mexican wrestler Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata caught up with a crime family, CIA operative Teddy McDonald, and a Mexican crime boss's niece, Lucia Villanueva.
The series has been well-received by the audience and has often been compared to The Wire. With five seasons down, Snowfall was renewed for the sixth season which is also set to be its last season. Here's what you need to know about the finale season of FX network's most-watched show:
Snowfall is officially FX networks most watched show and that is thanks to you guys, the fans. Nearly 5 million viewers a week. Not to mention yall that be bootlegging. I see you 👀. Nonetheless, thank you to everyone for riding with us. It’s all for John Singleton. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/R0FRtqu5mn— Damson Idris (@DamsonIdris) March 8, 2022
The fifth season of the show became the most-watched season to date. The fifth season came to a close with a bloodbath like none seen before. Alliances have been formed by some and trust has been broken by others. A danger that is hanging on everyone's head was also revealed in the fifth season.
In a statement, FX's President of Original Programming, Nick Grad, 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. 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."
The final season will be mostly about warring factions leading up to the passing of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 which was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
The show will see Idris reprising his role as Franklin Saint along with Carter Hudson as Teddy McDonald, Isaiah John as Leon Simmons, Amin Joseph as Jerome Saint, Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Gustavo 'El Oso' Zapata, Angela Lewis as Aunt Louie, and Michael Hyatt as Cissy Saint. They form the central cast who have managed so far without being killed. Devyn Tyler as Veronique will also most likely be a part of the sixth season.
There have been a few other members of the cast who will not be coming back to the next season due to their characters being killed off in the fifth season. But since it is the last season, they may appear in flashback scenes if there are any.
The seasons of Snowfall have had a pretty consistent release schedule. The first three seasons were released in July consecutively over three years. The fourth and fifth seasons were released in February 2021 and 2022. The fifth season concluded on April 20, 2022. Keeping this in mind, the final season may also be released in April of 2023.