Damson Idris leads ambitious ‘Snowfall’ into a new season

NEW YORK (AP) — When we last saw Franklin Saint, he had problems, not least of which was three fresh bullet wounds. As season three of “Snowfall” ended, rivals were circling his mini-drug empire and violence levels were up. The new season kicks off Wednesday and opens on New Year’s Eve in 1985 with crack ravaging the streets of South Central Los Angeles and the CIA using drug money to fuel its influence in Latin America. Idris hopes the new episodes can both enchant current fans and attract new ones, comparing it to “The Wire” or “The Sopranos.” “Snowfall” will air on FX on Wednesday and FX on Hulu on Thursday.