Monday, April 25, 2022

Michael Shannon, John Leguizamo, David Costabile and J. Smith-Cameron to Star in Paramount+'s Upcoming 'Waco' Sequel Series

Paramount+ has today confirmed the cast for its upcoming original limited series American Tragedies: Waco - The Trials, which serves as a sequel series to Paramount Network's 2018 limited series Waco. The new series is scheduled to air in 2023 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the tragic events in Texas.

Paramount Network's Waco explored the events in February 1993 in Mount Carmel, a small religious community when a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on David Koresh and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians led to a massive standoff and the death of dozens.

Paramount+'s American Tragedies: Waco - The Trials will explore the wide-ranging fallout following these events and the uneven scales of justice the surviving Branch Davidians faced. It will also delve into how the horrific events fueled the emerging "Patriot" movement, which ultimately led to the most destructive act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history - the Oklahoma City bombing.

Michael Shannon and John Leguizamo will reprise their roles from the original series. They will be joined in the new series by David Costabile (Billions), J. Smith-Cameron (Succession), Giovanni Ribisi (The Offer), John Hoogenakker (Dopesick), Keean Johnson (Euphoria) and Abbey Lee (Lovecraft Country).

Drew and John Erick Dowdle developed the series. They will executive produce with Michael Shannon, Andrew Gettens, Lauren Mackenzie, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Bob Yari and Ron Burkle. MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios will produce.