Deadline reports that up-and-coming Norwegian actress Thea Sofie Loch Næss has signed up for a key role in HBO pilot Mogadishu, Minnesota.
Mogadishu, Minnesota is a family drama that grapples with what it means to be an American – among the Somalis of Minneapolis. Loch Næss will be playing the role of Lacy, Sameer’s girlfriend who is in search of a deeper connection with Sameer and wants to incorporate him more fully into her life. Ezana Alem will be playing the role of Sameer.
Loch Næss will be joining a cast that also includes Elvis Nolasco, K.C Collins, Rif Hutton, Hanad Abdirahman Abdi, Selam Tadese, Prince Abdi, Yusra Warsama and Liya Kebede. The pilot is being written and directed by K’naan Warsame, will will also serve as Executive Producer alongside Kathryn Bigelow.