FX’s Snowfall is running for its sixth and final season. The bittersweet news comes during the show’s fifth season, which debuted earlier this year. Since then, the viewership numbers are “up 6% from the equivalized first six episodes of season four and +55% from season three,” according to Nielsen and FX. These stats come from the television channel and not Hulu because it aired the next day.
Nick Grad, the president of original programming, released a statement about the fifth and sixth seasons. He said the following:
“FX first partnered with legendary writer/director John Singleton and the rest of the creative team six years ago to pursue their vision for an ambitious, powerful drama about the explosion of the crack epidemic of the early 80s.”
“Today, as the fifth season of Snowfall reaches new heights of acclaim and viewership, there is no question that this series has become an FX classic drama. We are thrilled to order a sixth season that will enable Dave Andron, Walter Mosley, and the rest of the producers to bring Snowfall to a climactic finale showcasing the brilliance of everyone involved, from the stellar cast led by Damson Idris to the writers, directors, artists, and crew.”
Idris, who also produces Snowfall, opened up about how he feels about the series ending.