Waco: American Apocalypse
Waco: American Apocalypse

“Waco: American Apocalypse”. Docuseries on Netflix about the Waco Siege

A very good documentary about the events that took place in 1993.




Waco: American Apocalypse is a true crime documentary about the events that took place in 1993, in which a group of clergy clashed with federal agents in Waco, Texas. It is directed by Tiller Russell.

About the Documentary

A documentary about the Davidians and tragically infamous Waco siege, an event that generated a whole debate around religious freedom and the right (or not) to bear arms.

In 1993, the FBI seized the Waco headquarters of the Branch Davidian, led by David Koresh. A faith was practiced there and its religious followers – considered a sect – had a whole arsenal of weapons that they did not hesitate to use against government forces.

What happened? In Waco: American Apocalypse, the whole drama is recounted to us in detail, interviewing the protagonists and telling us the story of this famous sect.

In addition, it contains unpublished images of the assault and is narrated in an evidently entertaining way, and, above all, it has a whole tale to tell, in addition to the subsequent controversy about religious freedom and the freedom of people to carry firearms.

As a documentary piece, it is very good and of high quality, very well documented and brings with it the clarity that time offers, in an event that – having occurred almost thirty years ago – is still current and fresh due to the controversy it caused at the time.

Undoubtedly, a documentary worth bearing in mind.

Three episodes tell us the history of the sect, and above all, how the assault happened.

One of the best true crimes broadcast by Netflix.

Release Date

March 22, 2023

Where to Watch Waco: American Apocalypse


Episode List

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1. In the Beginning…

Gunfire erupts when federal agents arrive at the Branch Davidian compound with a search warrant and hostage negotiators attempt to free the children.

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2. Children of God

Curiosity over the man calling himself a messiah makes Waco the center of a media circus. FBI negotiation and rescue teams clash over the use of force.

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3. Fire

The world waits as Koresh makes new promises of surrender. But the FBI’s controversial tactics turn the compound into an apocalyptic scene.

Waco: American Apocalypse
Waco: American Apocalypse

Name: Waco: American Apocalypse

Description: This docuseries includes never-before-seen material from the infamous 51-day standoff between federal agents and a heavily armed religious group in 1993.

Seasons: 1

Country: United States

Director(s): Tiller Russell

Music: Peter Gregson

Genre: Documentary

Actor(s): Documentary

Companies: Looseworld, Original Productions, The Cut, Tillerman Films, Netflix

Our Opinion

One of the best true crimes broadcast by Netflix.


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