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.
Netflix’s six-episode documentary series Wild Wild Country explores 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.
Mark & Jay Duplass have made a name for themselves as makers of micro-budgeted films – dubbed by others as mumblecore – that have been critically acclaimed and them enough money to continue making movies.
Now the brothers have set up a series at HBO: Togetherness – a show about four near-forty people who live under the same roof and are trying to keeps their dreams and relationships alive. The series stars Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis.
Togetherness premieres on Sunday, January 11, 2015 (9:30/8:30C). A revealing teaser trailer has been made available. Check it out after the jump.