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The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Shannon ...  Gary Noesner 6 episodes, 2018
Taylor Kitsch ...  David Koresh 6 episodes, 2018
Andrea Riseborough ...  Judy Schneider 6 episodes, 2018
Paul Sparks ...  Steve Schneider 6 episodes, 2018
Rory Culkin ...  David Thibodeau 6 episodes, 2018
Shea Whigham ...  Mitch Decker 6 episodes, 2018
Melissa Benoist ...  Rachel Koresh 6 episodes, 2018
Julia Garner ...  Michele Jones 6 episodes, 2018
Demore Barnes ...  Wayne Martin 6 episodes, 2018
Vivien Lyra Blair ...  Serenity / ... 6 episodes, 2018
J.B. Tuttle J.B. Tuttle ...  Davey Jones 6 episodes, 2018
Duncan Joiner ...  Cyrus 6 episodes, 2018
Camryn Manheim ...  Balenda Thibodeau 5 episodes, 2018
Annika Marks ...  Kathy Schroeder 5 episodes, 2018
Tait Fletcher ...  Brad Branch 5 episodes, 2018
Glenn Fleshler ...  Tony Prince 4 episodes, 2018
Eric Lange ...  Ron Engelman 4 episodes, 2018
Michael Hyland ...  Walter Graves 4 episodes, 2018
Darcel Danielle ...  Sheila Martin 4 episodes, 2018
Cayen Martin Cayen Martin ...  Jamie Martin 4 episodes, 2018
Rich Ting ...  Lon Horiuchi / ... 4 episodes, 2018
John Leguizamo ...  Jacob Vazquez 3 episodes, 2018
Christopher Stanley ...  Edward Wiggins 3 episodes, 2018
Andy Umberger ...  Perry Jones 3 episodes, 2018
Stephanie Kurtzuba ...  Carol Noesner 3 episodes, 2018
Blaire Chandler ...  Bonnie Sue Halderman 3 episodes, 2018
Eli Goodman ...  Barry Skinner 3 episodes, 2018
Ryan Jason Cook ...  Derek Ludlow 3 episodes, 2018
Kimberly Kiegel ...  Catherine Matteson 3 episodes, 2018
Kimberly Bigsby ...  Jaydean Wendell 3 episodes, 2018
Kenneth Miller ...  Mike Schroeder 3 episodes, 2018
Steven Culp ...  Peter Hardwick 2 episodes, 2018
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ...  Sheriff Harwell 2 episodes, 2018
Matthew Page ...  Nate Madrono 2 episodes, 2018
Isabella Corlew Isabella Corlew ...  Leona Wendell 2 episodes, 2018
Ewan Simpson Ewan Simpson ...  Danny Schroeder 2 episodes, 2018
David Grant Wright ...  Professor Tabor 2 episodes, 2018
Jackamoe Buzzell ...  ATF Agent 2 episodes, 2018
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The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.

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Release Date:

24 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle initially conceived the project as a feature film. That original work eventually developed into a film script that ended up being around 150 pages. Concerned about its length, the brothers even changed the margins in an attempt to make the script shorter and therefore increasing their chances of interesting a studio. Eventually, Drew decided to convert their film project into a limited series, despite never having attempted that sort of format before. After bringing their project to The Weinstein Company, the producers agreed that the story would best be served in a longer format. See more »

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During the entire 51 days, David Koresh retains his mullet haircut. But there is historical archive footage, particularly after the FBI sent video cameras in to the Davidians, in which his hair is relatively short, like a butch cut or a crew cut. See more »

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David Koresh: 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. 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. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming, I promise you.
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It's Purposely Confusing
8 February 2018 | by fortyniner-31324See all my reviews

Up to this point, many critics have been baffled by how positively Koresh has been portrayed. He appears to be a loving father and misunderstood leader; however, there are still scenes that depict things that naturally make us uneasy, like taking multiple wives, stashing tons of guns, etc.

I believe this dichotomy was the intent. The writers want you the observer to feel the same sense of confusion that his followers felt. The Branch Dividians saw him as a good person I believe, but were at times weary of his beliefs. Is he good? Is he bad? They didn't know, and neither do you after watching.

Sure, making the FBI and ATF out to be apparent villains may not be the most historically accurate, but it in conjunction with not damming the Branch Dividians, it makes for a level playing field.


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