The saga of the McGuire family continues. At the dawn of the 20th century disputes are no longer settled with a gun. They are handled in boardrooms with backroom deals. Under the close direction of the city’s oligarchy William Mulholland builds his aqueduct which will allow Los Angeles to expand to unprecedented size.
The San Francisco earthquake sends a whorehouse piano player, a newspaper reporter and a thief to Los Angeles. Each attempt to rebuild their life which was forever changed on the morning of April 18, 1906.
Renegade filmmakers from New York flee to Hollywood to make their movies. With the promise of stardom, the moguls run their studios with cutthroat efficiency, controlling the lives of all who work for them.
Michael McGuire takes over the family enterprise. With the McGuire fortunes on the wane and prohibition looming on the horizon, Michael forges a partnership with Canadian and Mexican mobsters to import alcohol and cocaine to Los Angeles. Any who stand in his way are fair game.
California is the place where dreams come true for some and for others a dead end. This is a tale of those who dared to dream.