Exclusive: Michael Shannon starred in the Paramount Network’s 2018 series as FBI negotiator Gary Nosner Waco And four years later he joined the follow-up series as an executive producer.
Shannon is set to be an executive producer alongside Paramount + creators and show-runners Drew and John Eric Dowdle. American Tragedy: Waco – Trials (w / t).
The play was first teased for launching its streaming service on Paramount Investors’ Day in February 2021, although little was known about the project at the time.
The new series is set to launch in 2023 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Texas tragedy.
Waco, starring Taylor Keats, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Sparks, Rory Culkin, Julia Garner and Melissa Benoist, explored the events of Mount Carmel in February 1993, when a small religious community ran into alcohol, tobacco and firearms. (ATF) David Cyrus and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians, caused a massive stalemate and dozens of deaths.
American Tragedy: Waco – Trials These events and the surviving Branch Davidians will explore the broader consequences following the unequal scales of justice they face. It will also explore how the horrific events triggered the emerging ‘Patriot’ movement, which eventually led to the most destructive act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history – the Oklahoma City bombing.
The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios and will begin production this week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In addition to Shannon and John Eric Doodle and Drew Doodle, Andrew Getens and Lauren Mackenzie, who worked on the series with CBS. Primary And Netflix’s Hit run, Will write and run production. David C. Glasser, David Hotkin, Bob Yari and Ron Berkel will produce for 101 Studios, and Keith Cox and Lauren Rugiero are in charge of production for MTV Entertainment Studios.