Franklin Saint is back! “Snowfall” Season 5 premiered on Wednesday night and FX kicked off the new season with not one, but two new episodes for our viewing pleasure.
A lot has changed, but so much has remained the same.
Season 5 is set in the summer of 1986 and follows Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) and his entire family, who are rich beyond their wildest dreams and on the verge of having everything they’ve ever wanted — right as the ground begins to fall out from under their feet.
The sudden death of basketball star Len Bias makes the rock cocaine epidemic front-page news, the target of both Democrat and Republican lawmakers.
Law enforcement is on a warpath, and the militarization of the LAPD continues as police and politicians decide the only way to deal with this growing scourge is through force — and the creation of the new CRASH (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) units.
The streets of South Central Los Angeles never have been so dangerous as the Saint family navigates the police, the warring gangs, and the CIA.
Amidst all of this, the biggest threat the family faces is one another as they try not to let greed, resentment and ego tear them all apart.
Get into a few Twitter reactions to the 2-episode “Snowfall” premiere below.
Remember these tweets may contain spoilers, so I suggest you hold off on reading them until you are all caught up on the show.
Did you tune in last night?