Earlier today, Evan brought you the new trailer for the Michael Shannon-starring Frank & Lola. We looked upon it and saw that it was good, because all things which contain Michael Shannon are good. It is known.
Well, guess what? Today's onslaught of Michael Shannon news is not over. According to Variety, the Michael Shannon-starring Waco, about the deadly FBI siege which took out 76 cult members back in 1993, is headed for Spike TV.
Here's how they're describing the project:
"Waco will be written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, and directed by John Erick Dowdle and will go into production next spring. The scripted series will explore the true life details of a 51- day siege between U.S. government officials and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians. The story will include perspective from people on both sides of the conflict, including surviving Branch Davidians – who have provided detail that stands in what producers said was “stark contrast to the media narrative at the time and what is remembered of Waco almost 25 years later.”
Our evaluation is as follows:
All of this sounds good to us, but of course it sounds particularly good given Michael Shannon's involvement. That the series is being written and directed by the Brothers Dowdle - who gave us Devil and As Above, So Below - should also be considered a step in the right direction. The inclusion of Taylor Kitsch, however - as Branch Davidian head honcho David Koresh - registers as neither good nor bad on our end. We will deal with that when the time comes.
No word on when the Michael Shannon-starring Waco may air, but we'll keep you informed.
PS: Have you guys seen 99 Homes? I mean, holy shit.