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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 ...  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 ...  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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true crime | cult | waco texas | atf | fbi | See All (23) »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In addition to airing on the Paramount Network, episodes of the miniseries were simulcast on CMT. See more »

Goofs

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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Excellent!
10 March 2018 | by rukstar69See all my reviews

I must admit, I knew very a little about this Waco incident before seeing this. This story really points to the ATF and FBI really being the bad guys well more bullies than bad guys. I dunno how much is true but it certainly seems that way based on this portrayal. I was hooked from the start, The acting is amazing and so it the screen play. There are 6 episodes all an hour each and the felt like 5 mins each. I would recommend this mini-series to anyone.


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