Paramount Network’s first scripted series, Waco, delves deep into both sides of the 1993 Texas siege. Pulling from direct sources, the six-part series uses books by Waco survivor David Thibodeau, and FBI negotiator Gary Noesner as the foundations of its narrative. The all-star cast includes Michael Shannon (as Noesner), Taylor Kitsch (as David Koresh), Paul Sparks, Andrea Riseborough, John Leguizamo, Melissa Benoist, and Rory Culkin, who all bring the urgency of the situation to life.

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