Subscribers are raving after the six-episode limited series Waco dropped on Netflix. Initially airing on Paramount Network in January of 2018, the series made its way to the streamer earlier this month, where it has become an instant hit and has found new fanfare. The series had previously been available on Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
Based on the true events of the 1993 standoff between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, the official Netflix synopsis teases, "when federal authorities attempt to seize a religious compound, a standoff with its self-proclaimed leader and his followers ensues."
Waco is developed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and directed by John and Dennie Gordon. It stars Michael Shannon as Gary Noesner, Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh, Andrea Riseborough as Judy Schneider, Paul Sparks as Steve Schneider, Rory Culkin as David Thibodeau, Shea Whigham as Mitch Decker, Melissa Benoist as Rachel Koresh, John Leguizamo as Jacob Vazquez, Julia Garner as Michelle Jones, and Glenn Fleshler as Tony Prince.
Since its debut on the streamer, the series has consistently appeared in Netflix's Top 10 list, according to Forbes, which reported that on Tuesday, it ranked at No. 5. As of this posting, it ranks at No. 6. The series is also the No. 2 drama series on the service behind only new Netflix original teen drama Outer Banks. Keep scrolling to see what Netflix subscribers have to say about the series.
My new, favorite line from any movie or TV show. This is from Waco on Netflix, and it’s something I think to myself constantly. pic.twitter.com/9rRgFuvB8p— 🐾JaneInMaine🐾 (@GrittyK9) April 23, 2020
me after watching Waco on Netflix pic.twitter.com/ev4py5a0dU— y'all means all (@joIean_) April 24, 2020
So I just finished #waconetflix and now I need to immediately research everything there is to possibly know about the Branch Davidians and the FBI.— Joanne Nosuchinsky (@JoNosuchinsky) April 23, 2020
Just finished #waconetflix. It has some technical flaws and the writing struggles at times, but the series is in absolutely breathtaking! Watch it, then do your research.
Even 27 yrs later, it’s absolutely terrifying what big government is capable of.— Rod Thompson (@rodthompson) April 23, 2020
If you have not watched the short series “Waco” on Netflix, please do. It will captivate you with its story-telling while highlighting historical issues we have not yet properly addressed in our country. #waconetflix pic.twitter.com/rmhLzbWtNG— Jarrod Rasberry (@rasberry_21) April 26, 2020
For anyone looking for an amazing Netflix series, watch Waco. It is horrifying seeing some of the things that happened during this real event. #waconetflix— RusticRabbit (@RusticRabbitYT) April 22, 2020
David Koresh was an revolting, evil, selfish, delusional, narcissistic predator and I despise him even more now after Taylor Kitsch’s amazing portrayal of him in #waconetflix.— Rich Sullivan (@richsullivan) April 24, 2020
Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh on #WacoNetflix - just PHENOMENAL. This documentary was incredible.— Coach Rachel (@CoachRach24) April 26, 2020