Waco: Paramount Network Releases New, Weinstein-less Trailer
Less than two months after the release of the limited series' first trailer, the Paramount Network has released a second trailer for Waco. Now while we definitely get some new scenes from the miniseries to chew on, there's also a major difference that you might not realize at first viewing. Unlike the first trailer, the Paramount Network has removed all references to Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein TV or any other connections with The Weinstein Company, stemming from sexual assault and harassment allegations leveled at Weinstein from numerous women.
David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) and his followers were involved in a nearly two-month standoff with the FBI and ATF outside of Waco, Texas, in 1993. The confrontation began with a shootout that left four federal agents and six Branch Davidians dead, ending tragically and controversially 51 days later. Feds stormed the compound and it burned to the ground, killing more than 75 men, women, and children.
Here's the newest trailer for the Paramount Network's limited series Waco:
"See this here? This is my family. It may not be like your family, but you come pointin' guns in the direction of my wives and my kids. I'll meet you at the door anytime."
The six-part event series also stars Michael Shannon (Midnight Special), John Leguizamo (John Wick), Andrea Riseborough (Bloodline), Rory Culkin (Sneaky Pete), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Paul Sparks (House of Cards), Shea Whigham (The Wolf of Wall Street), Camryn Manheim (The Practice), and Julia Garner (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
Waco is based on news reports and footage taken at the time, as well as two biographies: A Place Called Waco, by Branch Davidian David Thibodeau, one of the nine survivors of the final fire on April 19, 1993; and Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator, written by the FBI's Head of Crisis Negotiation Unit Gary Noesner.
The series is set to be executive produced by Weinstein Television, written by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine) and Drew Dowdle (As Above, So Below) and directed by Dowdle for a January 24, 2018 premiere on the Paramount Network.