FX Greenlights Third Season of ‘Snowfall’

FX has ordered a third season of its drama series Snowfall, the network said Wednesday.

The series, which chronicles the rise of the 1980s’ crack cocaine epidemic, concludes its second season Sept. 20. Snowfall -- executive produced by John Singleton, Dave Andron, Eric Amadio, Thomas Schlammme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson --stars Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.

“It has been great to see Snowfall’s audience and critical acclaim grow in its second season,” said FX co-president of original programming Eric Schrier in a statement. “The creative team has done a fantastic job and we have high hopes for season three.”

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