Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon cast in Waco, a TV series based on 1993 Branch Davidian siege, developed by Weinstein Television Co. The Friday Night Lights/True Detective alum, Kltsch has been cast as Branch Davidians spiritual sect leader David Koresh in Waco, whereas Shannon will play lead FBI negotiator Gary Noesner.

The series is based on 1993 FBI siege of the Religious sect in Waco that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire. The 51-day standoff ended with an FBI assault on the compound, which was burned down and ultimately killed 76 people inside — including Koresh.

Harvey Weinstein, TWC co-head of production Jennifer Malloy and Megan Spanjian of Weinstein Television said in a statement: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with John and Drew again.

This event series will explore the truth behind this tragedy and speaks directly to the heart of the current issues between citizens, law enforcement and the media. With the addition of dedicated and talented actors like Michael and Taylor, WACO will deliver on the promise of a sophisticated and harrowing exposé that is sure to be appointment viewing TV.”