You think playing Fallout has prepared you for seeing a man with no lips have his skin peel off around his skull? What about a man who must execute a brood of puppies? Given this, and other horrors, it will be easy to say that this fictionalized account is amped up for drama.
“This is as close to reality as we can get and still be able to tell the story in five episodes.
It was our obsession, and certainly our intention all the way, to be as accurate as we could be.
The simple rule that we had, if we were going to change something, it had to be only so that we could tell the story fully.
We never changed anything to make it more dramatic than it was, to hype anything, to amp it up.