“The Vow, Part Two” Trailer: NXIVM Trial Just Beginning
Co-founder Nancy Salzman reflects on her relationship with Raniere as the trial unfolds.
The trial of NXIVM co-founder Keith Raniere is caught on HBO cameras.
“The Vow” docuseries returns for a second half, helmed by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jehane Noujaim. “The Vow, Part Two” premieres October 17, with new episodes airing every Monday and available to stream on HBO Max.
“Part Two” focuses on the inner workings of the organization and its co-founders Raniere and Nancy Salzman. The official synopsis reads: Set against the backdrop of the United States federal lawsuit against Keith Raniere, “The Vow, Part Two” offers a rare view into Raniere’s innermost circle, including the NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman. It follows the legal and emotional journeys of the group’s founders, supporters and defectors as startling new evidence and revelations come to light, while federal prosecutors and defense attorneys engage in a trial in the national spotlight.
Five years after Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico amid rumors of a secret sex sorority within his self-help society NXIVM, “The Vow, Part Two” reveals the myriad ways in which Raniere and an inner circle of Trusted acolytes have conspired to induct women into a women-only cult called DOS, a name derived from a Latin acronym meaning “Master of Obedient Women.”
The series includes footage from NXIVM and chilling testimony from the trial to dig deeper into the nature of psychological manipulation. The series also hears from staunch advocates of the work that Raniere and Nancy Salzman led with their executive success programs, as well as former members, senior prosecutor Moira Penza, defense attorney Marc Agnifilo, reporter for the New York Post Emily Saul and the psychological manipulation expert. Diane Benscoter.
“The Vow, Part Two” further features exclusive phone interviews with Raniere from prison and extensive access to Salzman, who examines his role in the rise of NXIVM and his relationship with Raniere and ultimately grapples with his involvement in the growth. of an organization accused of promoting predatory behavior and criminal activity. Salzman speaks on camera while under house arrest and reveals how Raniere sexually pursued his two daughters. Salzman was eventually sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for her involvement with the alleged cult; Raniere was sentenced to 120 years.
“The Vow” premiered in August 2020. “The Vow, Part Two” premiered October 17 on HBO.
Check out the trailer below.