Franklin officially hung up his cane in Snowfall’s Season 4 finale, and now, he’s ready for a new chapter. Luckily for fans, the network already renewed Snowfall for Season 5 in March, just three episodes into Season 4. “Franklin may have dealt with some of his problems, but can he handle what’s next?” the official Snowfall account tweeted after the season finale. “We still have some unfinished business to take care of next season.”
Actor Damson Idris, who plays Franklin, told TVLine that the finale showdown with Melody is one that had been building throughout the season, as viewers waited for his character to get well. “To get to that final moment with Melody, it’s almost as if the job was done. And he doesn’t need anyone to see him as being vulnerable anymore. He doesn’t need to be 10 steps ahead anymore,” Idris said. “Now he can just focus on the business. And he realizes in that moment that he’s come full circle. That’s why it was special putting down that cane.”
Here’s everything to know about what lies ahead in Snowfall’s upcoming fifth season.
The Snowfall Season 5 Premiere Date
As has been the case with most TV shows and movies, the coronavirus pandemic delayed Snowfall’s planned Season 4 release from July 2020 to February 2021. Prior to that, the series’ first three seasons all premiered in July, though it remains unclear if producers will return to that schedule moving forward. However, writer and executive producer Leonard Chang tweeted on April 22 that they’re “working hard to get you season 5 as soon as possible,” urging fans to “stay tuned.”
The Snowfall Season 5 Cast
In addition to Idris returning next season, other actors likely to reprise their roles include Carter Hudson (Teddy McDonald/ Reed Thompson), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata), Michael Hyatt (Cissy Saint), Angela Lewis (Aunt Louie), Amin Joseph (Jerome Saint), and Isaiah John (Leon Simmons).
Alton’s (Kevin Carroll) fate seemed sealed in the Season 4 finale, but viewers didn’t actually see him die, so it’s possible he’ll come back. Since De’Aundre Bonds (Skully), Drew “Manboy” Miller (Melvin Gregg), Khadijah Brown (Geffri Maya), and Irene Abe (Suzy Nakamura) all definitely did die in Season 4, however, their storylines are likely wrapped for good.
New Season 5 cast members are currently TBA.
The Snowfall Season 5 Plot
Season 4 of Snowfall was set in 1985 South Central Los Angeles against the backdrop of the cocaine epidemic. Now that Franklin has reclaimed his power, expect the next season to explore the ripple effect that will assuredly cause. With Louie and Jerome intent on starting their own crew and Leon readying to leave the game, too, Franklin seems to have lost everyone closest to him. And with Reed possibly murdering his father on top of it all, some fans have even predicted that will lead him to resort to lots of violence next season.
Stay tuned for more updates, including the Season 5 trailer, as they become available.