Docs

HBO slates NXIVM docuseries “The Vow” for August

Premium cable network HBO has scheduled a late-August premiere for The Vow, the anticipated docuseries from Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer. As previously announced, The Vow explores the inner-workings of the infamous ...
July 31, 2020

Premium cable network HBO has scheduled a late-August premiere for The Vow, the anticipated docuseries from Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer.

As previously announcedThe Vow explores the inner-workings of the infamous NXIVM organization, which self-describes as a self-improvement group, and takes a nuanced look at the experiences of a number of members over the course of several years.

In recent years, NXIVM has been labeled a “sex cult” by many and has been plagued by allegations of sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, blackmailand branding women. The group’s leader and co-founder, Keith Raniere, has previously been found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes.

NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman, meanwhile, had pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy in March 2019, while one of the group’s most high-profile members, Smallville actress Allison Mack, pleaded guilty to the same crimes in April 2019.

The Vow premieres Aug. 23 on HBO, and will be made available to stream on HBO Max.

With files from Frederick Blichert

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

Menu

Search