Michael Shannon goes after Taylor Kitsch’s David Koresh in the ‘WACO’ trailer

How was David Koresh able to become leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect, convincing nearly 80 others to join him and sacrifice themselves? WACO has the answer: he looked like Taylor Kitsch, but with glasses. The six-part miniseries, based on the 1993 events of Koresh’s standoff in Waco, Texas, premieres in January on the Paramount Network. Before you worry, though, no, Paramount Network is not yet another splinter group of a streaming service from a suicidal studio. It’s just Viacom’s latest rebranding of Spike—formerly known as Spike after its run as TNN (both as The Nashville Network and The National Network), The New TNN, and Spike TV.

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