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Julia Cho to Write HBO's The Madonnas of Echo Park

Julia Cho
Award-winning playwright Julia Cho will write the HBO series The Madonnas Of Echo Park, based on the novel by Brando Skyhorse, according to She will also be an executive producer.

The project will examine the lives of a community in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Los Angeles, built by Latinas and now populated by young hipsters.

Cho's plays include The Language Archive, for which she won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, as well as The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Winchester House, BFE, The Architecture of Loss and 99 Histories. Her previous television credits include Big Love and Fringe.

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