Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to work on HBO series about cult leader Jim Jones

It’s being reported that the genius behind the Breaking Bad universe is going to be working on a series for HBO titled “Raven“. The series will be based on the book “Raven: The Untold Story of Jim Jones and His People” by journalist Tim Reiterman. Which focuses on the story behind the infamous Jim Jones, a cult leader who in 1978 lead over 900 of his followers to mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.

Jones’ followers drank a flavoured drink mixed with cyanide, which has since spread the phrase “Drinking the Kool-Aid” to describe people going along with something that will eventually bring doom through peer pressure.

Vince Gilligan will be teaming up with his former Braking Bad executive producer/director Michelle MacLaren.