Q: Into the Storm

Q: Into the Storm

Q: Into the Storm

Six-part series following a three-year investigation into the QAnon conspiracy by filmmaker Cullan Hoback (Terms and Conditions May Apply), from HBO and executive producer Adam McKay (The Big Short).

Chronicles the evolution of “Q” in real time, with access to key players, along with an examination of how the anonymous character uses conspiracy theories and information warfare to influence politics.

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EPISODE 1.1
22 March 2021

Calm Before the Storm

Documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback sets out to demystify the origins of QAnon, understand its mechanics, and search for clues that could identify Q. Traveling from the U.S. to South Africa, he gains unprecedented access to... MORE its earliest promoters, who reveal a suspicious shift in Q's behavior.

EPISODE 1.2
22 March 2021

Do You Believe in Coincidences?

Cullen travels to Manila where he meets the secretive team behind 8chan, the site where Q posts. After looking into Fred Brennan's motives for starting the site, the investigation turns to Jim and Ron Watkins,... MORE the reclusive father/son duo who own and operate 8chan. Back in the U.S., prominent QAnons get booted from a far-right conference.

EPISODE 1.3
29 March 2021

Disinformation Is Real

An anonymous insider gives Cullen a tip suggesting 8chan may have ties to Trump's inner circle. A rivalry emerges between old allies.

EPISODE 1.4
29 March 2021

Panic in D.C.

Jim goes before Congress for a hearing on hate speech. Cullen chases a lead suggesting Steve Bannon might be involved with Q.

EPISODE 1.5
5 April 2021

Game Over

As Cullen embeds with operatives seeking to exploit Q, Fred's rivalry with Jim escalates, forcing him to plan a great escape.

EPISODE 1.6
5 April 2021

The Storm

As QAnon-fueled conspiracies culminate in the U.S. Capitol siege, Cullen reveals the forces behind Q.

Q: Into the Storm / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Guides us to this question and then darts off in other directions, racing from substantive issues to salacious theories, from thoroughly vetted business reporters to secretive Internet figures whose identities are obscured in sometimes hilarious animation.

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Variety

Variety

It is most successful in its early going at thoughtlessly disseminating the Q message, and by its end has become a muddle with genuine bits of intriguing reporting studded amid so much dross.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Doesn't overly sympathize with Q supporters nor does it simply sneer at the gullible. It's a delicate balance that Hoback successfully maintains throughout the documentary.

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CNN

CNN

Could have completed its journey in less than six hours, but Hoback appears determined not to leave any stones unturned, and given the stakes, it was worth the effort.

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Decider

Decider

It'll give you a better understanding of the QAnon phenomenon and just how so many people could buy into theories that seem to not make a lot of sense.

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Salon

Salon

Doesn't neglect to connect a movement they insist is heroic at best and harmless at worst with a surge in racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic violence and a rekindled rise in neo-Nazism.

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