Paramount Network's WACO — New Trailer


added: Tue, Nov 14th '17

In January, Spike TV will be rebranded as the Paramount Network. And to mark the occasion, the cable station is going to launch its most ambitious project yet -- a six-part television miniseries dramatizing the 1993 Waco siege, in which Taylor Kitsch (of "Friday Night Lights" fame) portrays notorious polygamous leader David Koresh while Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, The Shape of Water) co-stars as FBI Hostage negotiator Gary Noesner.

Developed by filmmaking brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape, Devil, Quarantine), "WACO" recounts the events surrounding the tense-filled 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas, during which FBI and ATF agents squared off against a heavily armed religious compound run by a group called the Branch Davidians.

The cult was led by a charismatic leader named David Koresh, who had convinced his followers that he was the son of God. The siege ultimately ended in a massive gunfight and compound fire, killing 76 people in the process.

Based on two biographies, "A Place Called Waco" by former Branch Davidian member David Thibodeau and "Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator" by Gary Noesner, the limited series also stars John Leguizamo, Melissa Benoist, Shea Whigham, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Sparks, Julia Garner, and Rory Culkin.

"WACO" is due to premiere on Wednesday, January 24th. Watch a new trailer, above.

WACO is a brand new 6-part series from Paramount Network based on the true story that shocked the world of religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993.


directed by   John Erick Dowdle

starring   Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon, John Leguizamo, Melissa Benoist, Shea Whigham, Julia Garner, Andrea Riseborough, Camryn Manheim, Paul Sparks, Steven Culp, Rory Culkin

release date   January 24, 2018 (on the Paramount Network, formerly Spike TV)

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