HBO Passes On Kathryn Bigelow’s Somali Community Drama ‘The Recruiters’
As Peak TV expands beyond what we thought was even possible — what was the last count, more than 420 scripted dramas? — top shelf filmmakers continue to migrate to the medium because networks are voracious for content and willing to throw the kind of money around that movie studios are reluctant to do (which is why they’re falling behind, frankly).
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One of those filmmakers is Kathryn Bigelow of “The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and this summer’s most recent “Detroit.” Last summer, HBO ordered a pilot of her new drama “Mogadishu, Minnesota,” then known as “The Recruiters.” The show revolved around hidden world of Jihadi recruitment, although it was also described as a family drama about Somalis in Minneapolis.