The Snakehead

Written by: Shannon Burke

Source Material: Patrick Radden Keefe

Producers: Allyn Stewart, Richard Brown

Executive Producer: Kipp Nelson

New York City in the early ’90s. Chinatown is awash in brutal gang violence. Much of this warfare is over the lucrative trade in illegal immigrant smuggling. At the heart of this sprawling web is 70-year-old Fujianese grandmother Sister Ping, who runs a multi-million dollar international empire from the basement of her noodle shop. The violence continues as the NYPD and the FBI work together to uncover the identity of this mastermind, yet the immigrants, who dream of a better life, are caught in the middle.