Waco (Paramount 2018, Melissa Benoist, Julia Garner)

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Waco will reveal the untold story exploring the true life details leading up to and chronicling the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians.

Told from several perspectives of those most intimately involved in both sides of the conflict, this story has never been shared on television before – and is surprising in its stark contrast to the media narrative at the time and what is remembered of Waco almost 25 years later.

Melissa Benoist will portray Rachel Koresh, the legal wife of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and considered the matriarch of Mount Carmel.

Julia Garner joins as Michelle Jones, the younger sister of David Koresh’s wife Rachel, whom also had a child with Koresh.

the series is currently in production in Santa Fe, NM. “Waco” will air on Paramount Network, television’s new premium entertainment brand launching in January 2018.

Melissa Benoist as Rachel Koresh
Julia Garner as Michelle Jones
Michael Shannon
Taylor Kitsch
John Leguizamo
Andrea Riseborough
Rory Culkin
Paul Sparks
Shea Whigham

key behind the scenes crew
John Erick Dowdle as Writer/Executive Producer/Director
Drew Dowdle as Writer/Executive Producer
Salvatore Stabile as Writer/Executive Producer
Sarah Nicole Jones as Writer
Harvey Weinstein as Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein as Executive Producer
David Glasser as Executive Producer
Jennifer Malloy as Executive Producer
Megan Spanjian as Executive Producer
Dennie Gordon a Director

show type
True story, drama,

broadcast from
Currently in production
6×60 minute epiodes

network and production companies
Paramount – TWC

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