Snowfall’ Star Damson Idris Says Final Chapter Offers Possibility Of Redemption & Remembrance Of Series Creator John Singleton — Contenders TV

As the sixth and final season of the FX crime drama Snowfall approaches, focusing on the human toll of the crack epidemic, series star Damson Idris says he feels his morally ruined, drug-dealing character Franklin Saint still has a chance for redemption. 

"Hopefully, there's always room for redemption," Idris said during a panel discussion about the show at Deadline's Contenders Television event. "He's starting to realize who he really is, and he's starting to realize that he's a monster... I hope we can empathize with some of the folks who have been impacted by Franklin and see that he, too, is a victim of the times and of being in that situation. And having no other option." 

As Snowfall reaches its final chapter, the British-born actor stated that the goal is to keep audiences guessing until the very end. "What I can say is that you'll be on the edge of your seat," he predicted. "It gets to the point where Franklin Saint becomes James Bond, and you're like, 'Oh, he's going to survive this,' especially after you've been doing the show for a long time." That is something we do not want to happen. So, with this season, you'll never know who will live and who will die." 

The actor, who was 23 when he was cast in the lead role by series creator John Singleton in 2015, stated that wrapping out the series will also entail more deeply coping with the death of his colleague and friend, who died in 2019 at the age of 51 after a stroke. 

"Singleton is still with me through this show, so it's also saying goodbye to him for the last time," Idris explained. "I probably auditioned about eight times, but on the final audition, he made me walk around South Central L.A. in character – I wasn't allowed to be British – and he opened the car door and said, 'If you survive, you got the part.'" "And we made it." 

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"This event will also serve as a springboard for the rest of my career," he continued. "Seven years has been such a beautiful experience, and I believe the relationships I've formed on this program will last a lifetime." So that's something really special, and it means a lot to me." 

The sixth and final season of the FX series has been renewed, according to news released earlier this week.

Source: Deadline

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