Angela Lewis (Top Five) has been cast as a series regular in the John Singleton FX 1980’s cocaine-epidemic pilot, Snowfall, alongside Carter Hudson, Juan Javier Cardenas, and Filipe Valle Costa.

The project was originally set up at Showtime, and FX ordered the pilot early 2015.  Since then the script has gone through several rewrites spearheaded by executive producer/showrunner Dave Andron alongside co-creators, Singleton and Erick Amadio. In addition to the rewrites, the project has gone through casting changes and reshoots directed by Belgian filmmakers El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

In the original version of the pilot, Snowfall focused on three main characters – ambitious dealer Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), Mexican wrestler-turned-gangster Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), and prodigal son Logan Miller (Billy Magnussen). Out of the three actors, Idris is the only one who is still attached to the project.

According to Deadline, Hudson will play Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative banished to the Los Angeles office after a tragic misstep in the past. When he sees an opportunity to reverse his fortunes, he risks everything to get his life back on track.  Lewis will play Louise Saint, Franklin’s (Damson Idris) party girl aunt.  Lauren London was originally cast in this role. Cardenas will play Alejandro Usteves, a calculating rebel from the Nicaraguan Contras movement who is determined to keep his revolution alive by any means necessary. Costa will play Pedro, the cocky heir apparent of a Mexican crime family that sells marijuana throughout Los Angeles.

Lewis has appeared as a guest star in several hit series such as The Big C, The Good Wife, and Code Black. Most recently she appeared in Chris Rock’s hit comedy Tom Five.



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