Upcoming HBO Documentary Series to Explore NXIVM Sex Cult
An upcoming HBO documentary series will give viewers an inside look at the now-notorious NXIVM organization.
The company announced Thursday that HBO Documentary Films has a project in production that centers on the self-help organization now better known as a sex cult. High-ranking members, including founder Keith Reniere and "Smallville" actress Allison Mack, have been charged with crimes like sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy. (Both have pleaded not guilty, per People.) The docuseries looks at the experiences of former members and the impact on them.
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer are directing the documentary series, having previously worked together on 2013's "The Square." Noujaim has been interested in NXIVM since taking one of its workshops in 2010. Their goal, per HBO, is "to reveal the issues behind the headlines and explore the emotional toll of unfolding events on these individuals."
The release date for the documentary series has not yet been announced.