HBO has released an official trailer of a mysterious and compelling new crime series titled “Pray, Obey, Kill”. The documentary series is a new addition to the religious cult and bizarre sect stories. What is the story really about? When can I watch it? There are so many questions that come to your mind when you think of it!
Based on Real Life
It was actually the January of 2004 when several gunshots rang across the remote Swedish village in Knutby. This is when people discovered a young woman murdered in her bed. Soon, people started looking at the community - they searched and interrogated the husband of the victim, the sect’s pastor, the victim’s 26-year old nanny, and even the
leader of the sect who is known as the Bride of the Christ.
The case ended up gaining international notoriety, because the nanny ended up confessing the crime within days, claiming that she committed the crime by the will of God and that she had received a sign through text messages!
Scandalous Love Triangle
The story changed drastically in the matter of a few days. This was actually the consequence and doing of a scandalous love triangle, which led to the unraveling of a suspicious new death that had actually occurred before this crime.
The Real Culprit
In reality, it was discovered that the murderer was the leader of the sect who had exerted power over her congregation. This was an intriguing case that happened in Sweden, and that’s not a place where you’d expect serious religious murders to come out from.
The docuseries traces the chilling events and the consequences of brutal police investigational, cruel criminal trials and this shocking new docuseries! Anton Berg and Martin Johnson have managed to examine the case of this strange murder meticulously. They took in-depth interviews with journalists and police investigators to get to the bottom of this murder.
The documentary makers also reached out to the former sect members as well as the family members of the victim. It came as no surprise that these people had suffered from psychological and physical abuse. Of course, many new theories were released, and we got to see material that was exclusive and heart-wrenching.
Henrik Georgsson, an award-winning Swedish filmmaker, is the director placed for this project. He also worked on Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire. He has credits for many other TV projects in Sweden. It is available on HBO Max and is produced by Ruth Reid. The first two episodes will be out on 12th of April, and there will be weekly episodes!
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