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HBO Max Docuseries 'Q: Into the Storm' Takes a Deep Dive Into the QAnon Movement

HBO Max has unveiled the official trailer of its upcoming documentary series, Q: Into the Storm.

Directed by Cullen Hoback and executive produced by Succession’s Adam McKay, the six-part docuseries focuses on the worldwide impact of the QAnon movement:

“Spanning three years in the making and traversing the globe, the series follows filmmaker Cullen Hoback on a labyrinthine journey to uncover the forces behind QAnon, a movement fueled by conspiracy theories that has grown in scope and political significance, chronicling its evolution in real time and revealing how “Q” uses information warfare to game the internet, hijack politics and manipulate people’s thinking.

The series examines the connections between QAnon, President Trump, and political and ex-military operatives. It also explores QAnon’s influence on American culture and politics and probes the consequences of unfettered free speech permeating the darkest corners of the internet.”

Key players that are set to appear throughout the series are 8chan’s Jim and Ron Watkins as they explore their rivalry with the platform’s original creator Fredrick Brennan and several “Q-tubers, Q debunkers, political operatives and journalists who have been following the movement since its inception in 2017.

“QAnon derives its power from anonymity and secrecy, so I set out to unmask and demystify the whole thing, gaining access to key players over the course of several years. Audiences can take an unfiltered look at what transpired behind the scenes and uncover the forces that drove Q’s most ardent believers to storm the Capitol,” Hoback said in a statement. McKay added, “Nothing takes away the power of conspiracy theories and lies more than exposing them to the light of day. And Cullen’s three-year deep dive into the world of Q and the dark fringes of the internet is a powerful blast of clarity and truth exactly when we need it. I can’t believe he pulled this off.”

Watch the full trailer above. Q: Into the Storm debuts with back-to-back episodes on March 21 and new episodes are scheduled to premiere every Sunday on HBO and HBO Max.

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