51 days that changed America

Paramount Network, "Revelations of Waco"

The Brief

Paramount Network, the television network formerly known as Spike TV, tapped Emergent Order to create an original documentary series to support the network’s first original scripted drama, WACO.

Quick Details

What We Did

  • Research & Strategy Video Production Post Production

Watch the First 3 Episodes

Episode 1

Theologians explain how a young man named Vernon Howell came to change his name and become the leader of the Branch Davidians.

Our Approach

First, we studied. We sifted hundreds of hours of video and audio recordings to understand the infamous 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Then we criss-crossed the country collecting first-hand stories from survivors and law enforcement. Combining those interviews with archival footage and original motion design, we produced a compelling docu-series that helped Paramount Network drive millions of online views.