Director Cullen Hoback and Executive Producer Adam McKay fall down the QAnon rabbit hole to figure out what the belief system is all about in HBO’s six-part docu-series Q: Into the Storm.
The series spans three years as Hoback traverses the globe to investigate the conspiracy-theory-fueled movement. Through his investigations, Hoback reveals how the mysterious figure known only as “Q” uses information warfare to game the internet, hijack politics and manipulate followers.
Hoback gains unprecedented access to some of the movement’s key players including Jim and Ron Watkins, the father/son team behind the 8chan website which “Q” calls home, and explores the Watkins’ rivalry with Fredrick Brennan, the platform’s original creator. He also interviews people known as “Q-tubers,” as well as Q debunkers, political operatives and journalists who have been closely following the movement since it began in 2017.
Q: Into the Storm premiered Sunday, March 21 on HBO and airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.