- CREATOR: SHYAM MADIRAJU
- STATUS: IN DEVELOPMENT
A political thriller TV show set in the early 90s that chronicles the covert CIA involvement in El Salvador’s civil war and the training and arming of its death squads who eventually were re-located to Los Angeles in the late 80s to cover up the political backlash stemming from the Iran Contra affair. The city of Los Angeles, the then gang capital of the world, now became the stage for another war for the relocated El Salvadorian immigrants. The gang they started, called MS-13, as an effort to protect themselves, would go on in the next decade to become the most brutal, dreaded and feared gang in the history of the United States. 13th Street, the television show written and created by Shyam Madiraju, chronicles this powerful and forgotten part of the CIA history. The show has been optioned by the Latin media giant TELEVISA.