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Snowfall is the drama of a gripping period, set in the early 1980s in Los Angeles, at the start of the crack epidemic. The FX series follows those leading the way in the drug business at the time, eager to make their way into the world with money, power, and influence. While Snowfall is a worldwide hit, one of its stars has decided to take a different path.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Snowfall.

Why did Kwame Patterson leave Snowfall?

Actor Kwame Patterson has starred in various series and films during his career.

These include Bosch, Lethal Weapon, The Outpost, The Hustle, and American Crime Story to name a few.

Patterson is said to have landed the role of Lurp, Vietnam War veteran and bodyguard, for season four following a chance encounter with showrunner Dave Andron.

The 33-year-old was eager to be a part of the Snowfall cast until the pandemic caused problems.

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As with the rest of the entertainment industry, filming on Snowfall has been put on hold thanks to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, during the filming of episode four, series four was postponed, Patterson was no longer available.

His schedule meant he had already signed up for David Makes Man from OWN (Opray Winfrey Network).

The drama set in southern Floria is a coming-of-age story about a teenage prodigy who attends a school for gifted youth.

Patterson warned the creators of Snowfall beforehand so they could make changes to the script.

He said: “They rewrote the scene with Lurp telling Franklin, ‘I can’t be in this world anymore.

“Then I flew to Florida and told them I was taking my talents to South Beach.”

The drama returned for a second season last month where it took place 15 years in the future.

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