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The six-episode Paramount miniseries Waco, which premiered on January 24, 2018, examined the 51-day standoff between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. It looked at the tragedy both before and during the standoff, from a range of perspectives from people closely connected to the two sides of the conflict. However, what followed after the events of the Waco siege was nothing less than a tragedy itself, and it would’ve been unfair to leave it out of the series. Paramount+ ordered a sequel series of Waco in April 2022 to present the two-month siege’s repercussions that are equally important to this cautionary tale. Waco: The Aftermath (previously titled American Tragedies: Waco – The Trials) will examine the incidents and the unfair justice administered to the Branch Davidians who survived. It takes place after the terrible incidents that stoked the burgeoning “Patriot” movement and gave rise to the Oklahoma City terrorist attack.
Here is everything we know so far about this necessary sequel. Watch the trailer, meet the returning and new cast, and refresh your memory with what happened last in the series before the sequel’s premiere!
Waco: The Aftermath is set to begin airing weekly from April 16, 2023, on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series was originally scheduled to run on Paramount+, but with the announcement that the two networks would be merging, it was switched to Showtime. For those with a Showtime streaming account, Waco: The Aftermath will be available to stream two days earlier, starting April 14, 2023. The series will have a total of five episodes. The original Waco series is available to stream on Showtime and Paramount+, in case you’d like to catch up before the sequel. And once the new series premieres, you’ll be able to watch it by clicking the button below.
Waco: The Aftermath is expected to resemble a courtroom drama, with the surviving Branch Davidian cult members on trial for their crimes. Flashbacks will be used in the series to explore the beginnings of David Koresh and the Branch Davidian sect, tying it to the first season of Waco. It aims to highlight the domestic terrorism that emerged as a result of the siege and the trials that followed. The series’ plot will also center on the rise of the American militia movement, which presages the January 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol, with a particular emphasis on the life of domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, who is best known for planning the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building in April 1995, which resulted in 168 deaths and 680 injuries.
In the climactic final episode of Waco, the FBI used infrared scanning to find the Davidians and then released CS gas right into the vault where Koresh had relocated everyone. A gas chamber is created inside the vault when the door is permanently closed, sealing the fate of all Davidians inside. The 51-day siege comes to a horrifying end when the 76 Davidians who were still inside the burning property, including David Koresh and 25 children, die from smoke inhalation or mercy killings. Fans eventually learn how Tony Prince and the FBI portrayed the events as a mass suicide, and Gary Noesner and many more families were left to come to terms with the tragic circumstances. The focus of Waco: The Aftermath will be on the aftereffects of the Waco siege and the growing patriot movement resulting from the infamous disaster.