The BEST Episodes of Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2021
Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Jonestown mass murder-suicide that killed more than 900 Americans, this four-part documentary tells of leader Jim Jones' transformation from charismatic preacher and civil rights advocate into narcissistic demagogue who championed the biggest mass suicide in U.S. history. The story is based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn and features archival footage -- including secret FBI and CIA recordings, unreleased photographs, personal letters and previously classified documents -- as well as new interviews with survivors and Jones family members who have not previously spoken on the record.
#1 - Death In The Promised Land
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2018
The world learns about the mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, orchestrated by cult leader Jim Jones; survivors try to piece their lives back together.
#2 - Under Siege
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 18, 2018
A heroic congressman travels to Jonestown; Temple members plot their escape; Jim Jones realizes the walls are closing in and plans his final stand.
#3 - Making of a Madman
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2018
Sadistic preacher Jim Jones forms the Peoples Temple after an unusual childhood; the cult's members are captivated; Jones' lust for power becomes unstoppable.
#4 - On The Run
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2018
The press exposes the dark side of Jim Jones, causing a mass exodus to Jonestown; his followers soon realize it's not the utopia their leader promised.