The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.
Based on the true story that shocked the world
Did You Know?
On August 30, 2016, it was announced that The Weinstein Company, through their Weinstein Television arm, were developing a television miniseries based upon 1993 Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas. It was reported that John Erick Dowdle
and Drew Dowdle
would write the series with the former directing. The series is based on two biographies: A Place Called Waco, by Branch Davidian survivor David Thibodeau
, and Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator, written by the FBI's Special Agent in Charge of Negotiations Gary Noesner (Michael Shannon
.) See more
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
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.