The documentary series from Ross Dinerstein’s Campfire Studios and Huntley Productions examines the controversial Remnant Fellowship Church and its founder, the late Gwen Shamblin Lara.
After rising to fame with her Weigh Down Workshop, a Christian-based diet program that preached slenderness as next to godliness, Gwen founded the Tennessee-based church.
Despite a carefully curated image, Lara and the church soon fielded accusations of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, and exploitation for their alleged cult-like practices.
Encompassing years of investigation and extensive interviews with former members and others personally impacted, “The Way Down” explores the legacy of Remnant’s infamous leader –whose life came to a shocking end after a plane crash in May 2021.
Watch the trailer below.
“The Way Down: God, Greed, And The Cult Of Gwen Shamblin” premieres on Thursday, September 30 on HBO Max.
Will you be watching?