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The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin

Season 1
A jaw-dropping docuseries examining the rise of the controversial Remnant Fellowship, a weight-loss based Christian church, and its charismatic late founder, Gwen Shamblin Lara.
20225 episodes
TV-MA
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - The Kingdom
    December 31, 2020
    47min
    TV-14
    A deadly plane crash draws public attention to the Remnant Fellowship, a Christian-diet-program-turned-church, and its infamous leader, Gwen Shamblin Lara.
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  2. S1 E2 - A Family Affair
    December 31, 2020
    48min
    TV-MA
    Gwen’s divorce and prompt remarriage to struggling actor/musician Joe Lara raise questions about the odd couple’s checkered past -- and the church’s finances.
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  3. S1 E3 - Seen But Not Heard
    December 31, 2020
    55min
    TV-MA
    When two Remnant members are charged with murder, Gwen rallies her congregation to defend against claims of abuse. As former church members recount their chilling experiences, another tragedy threatens to upend the future of the church.
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  4. S1 E4 - Revelations
    December 31, 2021
    41min
    TV-MA
    After a mysterious accident claims the lives of Gwen, Joe and some of their inner circle, former Remnant members grapple with the leader’s complicated legacy, and new voices come forward for the first time.
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  5. S1 E5 - The Way Forward
    December 31, 2021
    40min
    TV-14
    As the Remnant Fellowship fights to control the narrative, footage of a never-aired reality series pilot surfaces, casting new light on the ways Gwen shaped her image and the lives of those who followed her.
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Audio languages
English [Audio Description]English
Subtitles
English [CC]EspañolPortuguês
Directors
Marina Zenovich
Producers
Ross DinersteinMarina ZenovichNile CappelloChrissy TeigenLuke Dillon
Studio
Discovery Global Crimes
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