Sundance TV has greenlit three docuseries, including one of which will be executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
From Appian Way and Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment, The Road to Jonestown (w/t) will air this November to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the massacre that claimed the lives of 900 people.
The series, from executive producers DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson of Appian Way, as well as author Jeff Guinn and Stephen David of Stephen David Entertainment, is based on the best-selling book by Guinn.
The series will show how Jim Jones transformed from a charismatic preacher and champion of civil rights into an egomaniacal demagogue who led the biggest mass suicide in American history. Never-before-seen archival footage, unreleased photographs, personal letters and previously classified documents, as well as interviews with survivors and Jones family members who have not previously spoken on the record, will aim to uncover Jones’ motives.