Netflix has released a trailer for a surprising new docuseries called Wild Wild Country. The story concentrates on a moment in American history in the 1980s which I’m not aware of and it is quite lunatic.
The series will explore the events surrounding a cult society that build up a utopian city in the Oregon desert. What follows is complete madness! There’s a conflict with local ranchers; there’s wiretapping involved; the first bioterror attack in US history; plans uncovered for political assassination; and a lot more! this series is going on and on about things you won’t believe. It just seems to keep increasing the tension! The trailer comes with many twists and turns, must be an interesting watch.
Check out 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.
In an interview with Filmmaker magazine, editor Neil Meiklejohn talked about the upcoming 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 debuts on Netflix March 16, 2018.