Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth

Canadian rapper K'naan will make his writing and directorial debut on the small screen with this TV drama that will tell the story of Somali radicalization.

Other big names attached to the project are two time Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow ('The Hurt Locker' and 'Zero Dark Thirty') and her executive producing partner Carolyn Strauss ('Sex and the City' and 'The Sopranos').

The show is said to draw open an iron curtain behind which viewers will see the highly impenetrable world of Jihadi recruitment. So far nine men have been charged with federal crimes after allegedly leaving Minnesota to fight for ISIS, and three have pleaded guilty. Several others are accused of leaving Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab, another extremist group connected to al-Quaeda.

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