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Kathryn Bigelow, K'naan developing an HBO series about jihadi recruitment

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The recent ISIS-affiliated terror attacks have left many wondering how such Jihadi organizations attract and train so many new recruits. HBO will soon provide a fictionalized look inside Jihadi recruitment.

EW has confirmed that Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow is developing The Recruiters, which will be set in Minnesota and promises to “draw open an iron curtain behind which viewers will see the highly impenetrable world of Jihadi recruitment.”

Bigelow will split executive producing duties on the show with former HBO president Carolyn Strauss and Somali rapper/poet K’naan Warsame (of “Wavin’ Flag” fame). Warsame will also write the script and direct. 

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.