A new five-part docuseries Pray, Obey, Kill will premiere on HBO beginning April 12th. And today we have the killer trailer and poster for you guys to take a look at.
On a cold night in January 2004, gunshots rang out across a remote Swedish village. In Knutby, home to a small, tight-knit Pentecostal congregation, a young woman was murdered in her bed. And her neighbor suffered from multiple bullet wounds.
Attention soon turned towards the community. The victim’s husband, also the sect’s pastor, the victim’s 26-year-old nanny. And the sect’s leader, “The Bride of Christ.”
The case gained instant international notoriety when the nanny confessed within days. She claimed she was told to commit the acts of violence through a series of text messages from God. What soon emerged, however, was a tale of a scandalous love triangle. And details of another suspicious death that had occurred years before.
Behind it all were the mysterious actions of the sect’s leader who exerted an increasingly powerful pull over her congregation.
The docuseries traces the chilling events of January 10, 2004. And the resulting police investigation, criminal trial, and its aftermath. Pray, Obey, Kill highlights Berg and Johnson’s meticulous re-examination of the case. Their investigation includes in-depth interviews with journalists and police investigators who covered the crimes.
As well as former members of the Pentecostal sect. Some of whom are speaking for the first time about the psychological and physical abuse they suffered.
Pray, Obey, Kill revisits one of the most bizarre and confounding crimes in modern Swedish history. All while exploring new theories, never-before-seen materials, and exclusive interviews. Ultimately shedding light on the truth behind the crime.