Full Season of SundanceTV's True Crime Doc "Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo" and Companion Amanda Knox Podcast Series Now Available to AMC Premiere Subscribers
AMC Networks announced the full season of SundanceTV's true crime documentary "Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo" is available now to AMC Premiere subscribers. The SundanceTV and Sundance Now companion podcast, "The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox," is also available in its entirety to AMC Premiere subscribers via iOS, Android, and Web, and on Comcast's Xfinity X1, where X1 customers can quickly access the service by saying "AMC Premiere" into their voice remote.
The original podcast, hosted by Amanda Knox, takes a deeper look into the docu-series as former cult members and experts join Amanda to share their stories on how the promise of salvation became a ticket to hell. While AMC Premiere subscribers can get the exclusive five-episode binge now, the podcast episodes will also publish weekly on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms, starting with Episode 1 today, Thursday, February 28th.
"Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo," chronicles the life and crimes of Tony Alamo, who, with his wife, Susan Alamo, became a born-again, fire-and-brimstone televangelist. The two launched The Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation in 1969, which soon evolved into a cult that is said to still operate today. Together, by skirting the law and enforcing a code of silence among their followers, the Alamos came to wield unimaginable power, becoming millionaires on the backs of their believers. When Susan Alamo died in 1982, Tony continued getting away with heinous cruelty that included child abuse, polygamy and pedophilia. The series will explore the cultural consequences of the Alamo empire and feature rarely-seen archival footage, including an exclusive videotaped deposition with Alamo himself. It will also weave together interviews with the FBI agent who took Alamo down as well as cult survivors who have never previously shared their stories. "Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo" is executive produced by Emmy Award(R)-winners and World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Inside Deep Throat), and Elizabeth Fischer and Leslie Mattingly of Peacock Productions. The series premiered on SundanceTV on Wednesday, February 27th.