The topic of Echo Park gentrification, which has been played up in indy movies, newspaper stories and novels, is now going to take the form of an HBO drama based on the book “The Madonnas of Echo Park.” Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO has put the series – written by playwright Julia Cho and produced by Kapital Entertainment – into development. What’s the show about? Here’s a description from Deadline Hollywood:
It explores the relationships -– romantic, professional, familial –- of the Latinos that have built the community over the years, and the hipsters who’re making their way in now, examining the complicated dynamic between the two as they struggle to build new lives for themselves in pursuit of the American dream.
The author of “The Madonnas of Echo Park,” Brando Skyhorse, grew up in Echo Park on Portia Street and attended Logan Elementary.
- Author makes his book publishing debut with Echo Park as his inspiration. The Eastsider