The trailer for Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults shows various snippets from the four-part docuseries that chronicles the UFO cult Heaven’s Gate, led by Marshal Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Based near San Diego, this cult believed that Earth would be destroyed and recycled before 2027. In order to save themselves, humans would have to kill themselves at a particular time, wherein they would leave their bodies but escape with their consciousness. Ignored as a credible threat by the FBI over two decades, the cult gained infamy in 1997 with the largest-ever mass suicide in the US.
The docuseries has been produced by CNN Original Studios and Campfire, and will premiere on HBO Max on December 3, 2020.