The Way Down Part 2: Release date, synopsis, trailer & more

The Way Down Part 2 is a docu-series on HBO Max exploring the fate of the Remnant Fellowship after a plane crash takes the lives of seven of its leaders.

Release date

The newly added episodes of the series will start streaming on HBO Max on Thursday, April 28.


Directed by Marina Zenovich

Produced by Zenovich, Cappello, Teigen, Ross Dinerstein, Luke Dillon, P.G. Morgan, Rebecca Evans, Ross Girard


“After rising to fame with her Weigh Down Workshop, a Christian-based diet program that
preached slenderness as next to godliness, Gwen Shamblin Lara 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.”

Other details

Following its launch in September 2021, The Way Down became the platform’s most-watched docu-series at the time of release.


Remnant Fellowship is a religious cult founded by Gwen Shamblin, focused on weight loss through Christian-based practices.

After the death of its leader, some of the members speak up about their experiences in the cult.

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