FX has found one of the three leads for their next drama pilot. Billy Magnussen (The Divide) has joined the cast of Snowfall, the network’s drama project from award-winning filmmaker John Singleton which explores the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980s.
According to Deadline, Magnussen will play Logan Miller, the “black sheep” of a prominent family who risks everything to become a player in the burgeoning cocaine trade in Los Angeles when he sees an opportunity to reverse his fortunes. This marks the second FX drama project that Magnussen has been cast in, after he was previously set to play Kato Kaelin in the freshman season of American Crime Story, which tells the story of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Created by Eric Amadio and John Singleton, Snowfall is set against the backdrop of the crack cocaine problem in Los Angeles in 1981 and follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow. FX Productions is producing, with John Singleton, Dave Andron, Michael London, Eric Amadio and Trevor Engelson will executive produce. Singleton will also direct.