Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Showtime Announces Premiere Date for Limited Series 'Waco: The Aftermath' Starring Michael Shannon

Showtime has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming limited series Waco: The Aftermath - a follow-up to the Paramount Network limited series Waco. The series was originally produced to air on Paramount+ but will now have a linear run before segueing to the streaming platform.

The 5-episode limited series will launch on Sunday, April 16 at 10/9c. Episodes will debut on streaming and on demand for all Showtime subscribers the Friday before their linear debuts.

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the tragic events at Mt. Carmel that began on February 28, 1993, Waco: The Aftermath focuses on the fallout of the Waco disaster: the trials of the surviving members of the Branch Davidian sect and the rise of homegrown terrorist, Timothy McVeigh. The series also provides a broader context for the escalation of the American militia movement, which foreshadows the infamous attacks of the Oklahoma City bombing and the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

The limited series stars Michael Shannon, John Leguizamo, Giovanni Ribisi, David Costabile, J. Smith-Cameron, John Hoogenakker, Keean Johnson and Abbey Lee.

Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle created the series and direct all five episodes. They executive produce with Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Andrew Gettens, Lauren Mackenzie, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Bob Yari, Ron Burkle and Gary Barber. MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Spyglass Media Group produce.

Waco originally aired on Paramount Network in 2018. The six-episode limited series will also have a linear run on Showtime leading up to the new series - starting on Sunday, March 5 at 10/9c.