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This drama miniseries fictionalizes the true events that occurred when a cult leader holed up with his cult of followers in a compound in Texas. The situation turned tragic when the cult engaged in a gun battle with federal agents. The series was criticized for being overly sympathetic to the cult leader, who allegedly abused the children in his cult.

Waco is a Crime, Drama, Mini-Series series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 24, 2018. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9.

Waco is available for streaming on the Paramount Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Waco on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online.

Paramount Network
1 Season, 6 Episodes
January 24, 2018
Crime, Drama, Mini-Series
7.9/10
Cast: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Sparks, Rory Culkin
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Waco Full Episode Guide

  • The standoff at the Mount Carmel compound comes to a violent and tragic end.

  • For a moment, it seems like the end of the stalemate is nearing when the FBI's tactical division turns up the heat with psy-ops on David Koresh and the Branch Davidians.

  • Negotiations intensify as the Branch Davidians refuse to surrender. Also: the lack of food and medical treatment tests both the Davidians' faith and law enforcement's patience.

  • The ATF siege begins. Assault vehicles storm the Mount Carmel compound and gunfire is exchanged, which begins a 51-day standoff.

  • ATF agent Jacob Vasquez begins undercover surveillance on the Mount Carmel compound and befriends David Koresh in hopes of finding illegal weapons or other activity.

  • In the series premiere, the ATF gets a tip of suspicious activity involving weapons taking place among a small religious community led by David Koresh and located at the Mount Carmel Center just outside of Waco, Texas.

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'Waco' Presents Right-Wing Version of the Controversial Real-Life Story

The miniseries is sympathetic to cult leader David Koresh and skips past allegations of violence and sexual abuse.