Spike Scores Weinstein Series ‘Waco’

Network sets six-part series on FBI seige in Texas
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Spike has teamed with Weinstein Television to distribute limited scripted series Waco, the network said Wednesday.

The six-part series will star Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch and is based on the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Tx  that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire, said the network.

John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle will write the series, with John Erik also directing the series, which will go into production next Spring.

“The dramatic events in Waco captivated the nation, and we are thrilled to partner with Weinstein Television and an all-star cast and production team to bring this incredible story to life,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike in a statement.

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