The Oath centers on a gang that started out with the right intentions but its members are forced to turn on each other after being picked off by the FBI.

The Oath - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

The Oath - Oath - Netflix

Traditionally an oath (from Anglo-Saxon āð, also called plight) is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to something considered sacred as a sign of verity. A common legal substitute for those who conscientiously object to making sacred oaths is to give an affirmation instead. Nowadays, even when there is no notion of sanctity involved, certain promises said out loud in ceremonial or juridical purpose are referred to as oaths. “To swear” is a verb used to describe the taking of an oath, to making a solemn vow.

The Oath - Greek tradition - Netflix

Walter Burkert has shown that since Lycurgus of Athens (d. 324 BCE), who held that “it is the oath which holds democracy together”, religion, morality and political organization had been linked by the oath, and the oath and its prerequisite altar had become the basis of both civil and criminal, as well as international law.

The Oath - References - Netflix