Breaking Bad's Creator Announces New Series About Cult Leader Jim Jones

The show will air on HBO.

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  • · Posted 17 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Vince Gilligan, the creator of much-loved series Breaking Bad, has announced a new series with HBO called Raven, which will focus on cult leader Jim Jones.

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Jones was the founder of the Peoples Temple cult, which murdered Democrat congressman Leo Ryan in 1978. 918 of its members later killed themselves in a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, 300 of which were children. Jones also killed himself during the mass death.

Fellow executive producers on Raven will include Michelle McLaren (also a producer on Breaking Bad), Octavia Spencer (an actress from The Help who bought the TV rights to the series), and Tim Reiterman, the author of the 1982 book the series will be based on.

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