“You’ve looked to me to be your leader, to guide you on this journey but I’m no leader I’m a follower just like you.” The 6 part TV event ‘Waco’ is based on the true story of the 51 days that shocked the world with the tragic events that occurred for a month and a half as the FBI and ATF seized religious cult leader David Koresh and the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX. in the spring of 1993.
“God has instructed me to stay here and wait for his sign. This is our time to prove through suffering that we are worthy of the miracle that’s to come.” In February, 1993, the eyes of the world converged on a small religious community located just outside Waco, TX. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (Atf) had just conducted a massive raid on David Koresh and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians. After what became the longest gun battle in U.S. law enforcement history, four Atf agents and six civilians were dead and dozens more were wounded.
“The kingdom of heaven is coming. I promise you.” A 51-day standoff ensued, and the conflict ended after an FBI assault led to a fire that engulfed Mount Carmel, killing 76 men, women, and 20 plus children. There has been much controversy on who started the fire.
Directed by John Erick Dowdle and Dennie Gordon ‘Waco’ features a cast that includes Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Melissa Benoist, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, and Julia Garner. The 6 part drama TV event is scheduled to premiere in January 2018.
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