Intriguing Trailer For Netflix's Crazy New Doc Series WILD WILD COUNTRY
Netflix has released a trailer for a shocking new docuseries that they have produced called Wild Wild Country. The story focuses on a moment in American history in the 1980s that I had never heard about before, and it's insane!
The series will examine the events surrounding a cult community that build up a utopian city in the Oregon desert. What follows is complete craziness! There's a conflict with local ranchers; there's wiretapping involved; the first bioterror attack in US history; plans uncovered for political assassination; and more! It just seems to keep escalating! The trailer promises lots of unexpected twists.
I don't know how I've never heard of this before! Here's the synopsis:
When the world’s most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues; producing the first bioterror attack in US history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded, and the world’s biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles. Over six episodes, Directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Duplass Brothers Productions) take viewers back to this pivotal, yet largely forgotten moment in American cultural history, one in which our national tolerance for the separation of church and state was sorely tested. Wild Wild Country is historical filmmaking brought to life on an epic scale. It’s a tale so wild that seeing means barely believing.
During an interview with Filmmaker magazine, editor Neil Meiklejohn talked about the series, saying:
“I think the biggest take away is how much the story is still relevant today. The issues surrounding Rajneeshpuram (immigration, freedom of religion, land use, and cultural differences) are major issues in our news today. The Rajneeshpuram story is an American story and asks the viewer to take a serious look at the foundation of this country. I am also surprised how much I do feel for each character. On one hand, Rajneeshpuram seems like a ’80s Burning Man or an adult summer camp I would have loved to visit. On the other hand, I clearly understand the citizens of Antelope and the shock to these retired people who were completely invaded by a cult. Not everything is black and white and there really are two sides to every story.”
Wild Wild Country comes from producers Mark and Jay Duplass and it debuts on Netflix March 16, 2018.