The first trailer for Waco, the new Branch Davidian biopic, is all the evidence you need to realize Taylor Kitsch is channeling cult leader David Koresh in some truly fascinating ways.
Plus, Michael Shannon is here! Check out the trailer:
Having grown up about an hour north of Koresh and the whole insanity surrounding Waco in the early 90s, this one hits particularly close to home. Kitsch has the voice and the look down about as well as one could imagine.
If you see there, Waco is a 6-part miniseries on Paramount Network. This is SpikeTV, which will start pushing for their own original content with this new moniker. If this is their first foray, they look to be off to a promising start.
Michael Shannon will play an ATF Agent investigating Koresh, and John Leguizamo, Shea Wigham, Rory Culkin, Melissa Benoist, and Andrea Riseborough fill out the central cast.
Waco will be here in January, so find out where SpikeTV is on your TV and remember that’s where this one will be.