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HBO Sets Cast for ‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’ Pilot

29 September 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has set the cast for its drama pilot “Mogadishu, Minnesota,” which hails from executive producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer K’naan Warsame, Variety has learned.

The large ensemble features nine series regulars, mostly made up of newcomers. Among the cast is “American Crime” star Elvis Nolasco, Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede and Somali-born British stand-up comedian Prince Abdi.

“Mogadishu, Minnesota” is a family drama that grapples with what it means to be American, among the Somalis of Minneapolis. Somali Canadian rapper/singer Warsame wrote the pilot and will direct. He serves as executive producer, along with with Bigelow and Carolyn Strauss.

The “Mogadishu, Minnesota” pilot will shoot this October in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

See below for the full cast, plus character descriptions:

Ezana Alem will play Sameer, the Somali all-American boy, who is described as a handsome, excellent student who is planning to go away to college with his beautiful girlfriend, Lacy »

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‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’: Elvis Nolasco, K.C. Collins Among Nine Cast In HBO Drama Pilot

29 September 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO is building out the cast for its drama pilot Mogadishu, Minnesota, written, directed and executive produced by rapper K'naan Warsame and executive produced by Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow. Elvis Nolasco (American Crime), K.C. Collins (RoboCop), Rif Hutton (Hotel Transylvania), Ezana Alem (Oasis), Hanad Abdirahman Abdi, Selam Tadese, Prince Abdi, Yusra Warsama and Liya Kebede (The Best Offer) have joined the cast. All will be regulars if the… »

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