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What drug dealer is snowfall about?

Program creator: John Singleton, Eric Amadio,

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Accordingly, what drug dealer is snowfall based on?

When British actor Damson Idris auditioned for the role of young street entrepreneur Franklin Saint in FX's “Snowfall,” a drama set during the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s South-Central Los Angeles, he was given more than lines to read.

Secondly, is snowfall based off of Rick Ross? Snowfall takes it's influence from Freeway Rick Ross. Some of you probably already knew this, but it's new to me. This is about the LA based drug kingpin Rick Ross, not Miami based rapper/officer William Leonard Roberts II who stole his name.

Consequently, what is snowfall based on?

Creator John Singleton Draws From His Own Experiences. FX's newest series Snowfall wants to give viewers an education on the crack cocaine epidemic that rocked Los Angeles in the early '80s. At the show's center is Franklin Saint, a young dealer played by newcomer Damon Idris.

Who is Franklin Saint character based on?

While Franklin may not be inspired by or based on a real person, Singleton did reveal that his name was borrowed from another fictional character: the only black character from Peanuts. The surname Saint was intended as "dramatic irony," considering the direction Franklin's story goes.

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