Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan is Developing a Limited HBO Series About Cult Leader Jim Jones

Vince Gilligan, the brilliant mind behind Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul announced that he is currently developing a limited-run HBO series entitled Raven, which focuses on cult leader Jim Jones and the People’s Temple. The series is based upon the book Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People by AP reporter and Jonestown massacre survivor Tim Reiterman.

Raven is described as the definitive history of Peoples Temple from its idealistic beginnings to its terrible end in Jonestown. The adaptation will focus on Jim Jones but also on his followers, who, by and large, were ordinary people of good will. It tells the mysterious story of how so many of them came to give up their lives for this man.

via Deadline

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