'Snowfall' Renewed for Fifth Season at FX

Courtesy of Ray Mickshaw/FX

FX is taking another hit of Snowfall.

The network renewed the 1980s-set drug drama for a fifth season on Tuesday.

The news comes midway through season four airing on the network. The show is up 41 percent in total viewers from its previous season to average 5.1 total viewers per episode.

"Snowfall has come into its own as one of the best dramas on TV, its quality and audience growth is a remarkable achievement for a show in its fourth season," said FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier. “Damson Idris and our entire cast continue to deliver outstanding performances every episode.”

The current season is set in 1985 and follows a crew of dealers led by Franklin Saint (Idris) who are benefiting greatly from the rising tide of addiction, but are also starting to become aware of the damage the drug is doing to the people and to the place they love.

The series is created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.