Series on Waco siege picked up

Another true crime story is coming to television. Weinstein Television will depict the 1993 Waco, Texas siege and the Branch Davidian standoff in a limited series.

The series, currently in development, will tell the story of the FBI siege of the Branch Davidians' ranch in Waco resulting in a 51-day standoff that ended in the deaths of 76 people.

“Friday Night Lights” alum Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon will play Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and FBI negotiator Gary Noesner respectively.

The series is based on two biographies, “A Place Called Waco,” written by one of the nine survivors of the fire, and “Sinful Messiah,” by a FBI agent in charge of negotiations Noesner.

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