When John Singleton started out to depict the narrative of the 1980s cocaine trade's impact on Los Angeles, he had a clear idea in mind.
He desired something that would lead to his directorial debut, "Boyz 'N the Hood," a film set in the 1990s that explored the terrible realities of Black families living in South Central Los Angeles.
The film garnered him his first Oscar nomination at the age of 24, making him the youngest and first Black filmmaker to be nominated for best director.
Damson Idris played an important role in the plot of "Snowfall." Idris Elba played Franklin Saint in the show's concluding sequences, carrying out Singleton's story and vision.
Fans finally said goodbye to what was left of its prolific anti-hero after his grueling struggle with the CIA, his family,
and the dealers of South Central that left him bankrupt, alone, and on the verge of sanity on Wednesday night.
"Over the years, we talked about a lot of different variations of it," "Snowfall" showrunner Dave Andron explained.
"I remember pitching FX the fifth and sixth seasons and thinking, 'Well, maybe he gets his money and loses everything and
loses everything and everybody and destroys his community, but he becomes the soloist.'"