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John Singleton’s 1980s drama Snowfall just added two new interesting cast members–Jill Scott and Lauren London.

Scott will take on the role of Sharon “Cissy” Saint, the mother of Snowfall’s lead, Damson Idris, who’ll play Franklin. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cissy is a “no-nonsense mother” who “has sacrificed her dreams to give Franklin opportunities she never had.


London, who wrapped a starring role on BET’s The Game, will play Louise Saint, Franklin’s party-loving aunt.

Snowfall will focus on the beginning of the crack epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles, a topic Singleton has been wanting to cover.

“I have always been fascinated with that volatile moment in time before crack changed everything,” he said. “It’s a tense, insane and sexy era that touched every aspect of our culture. I couldn’t have better partners for this journey.”

Stay tuned.

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