Under the Banner of Heaven TV series: What We Know So Far

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‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ is an upcoming true crime drama television series based on the nonfiction book of the same name written by Jon Krakauer; the story has been adapted by screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and is directed by David Mackenzie, starring Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones. Set to premiere on the 28th of April this year, UK Disney+ streamers will be happy to know that they will not have to worry as the show will be available on the platform. For others, FX Networks is making the miniseries available on Hulu. Read on to find out everything we know so far about ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’, as we are only just over a month away from its scheduled release!

The plot is as follows:

“As Detective Jeb Pyre investigates the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith.”

Watch the trailer below:

Disney+ have recently confirmed that the anticipated series ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ will be available to stream for UK and Ireland viewers under the Star category on the platform. Filming had begun in August of 2021 and was completed in December that same year.

This new television series marks Andrew Garfield’s first small-screen role, where he will be playing as Detective Jeb Pyre who “investigate[s] [the] events that transpired within the Lafferty family”. Another exciting cast member includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, who previously appeared on BBC’s ‘Normal People’ and the dating horror film ‘Fresh’. Now she is returning on screen once more for ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’, in which she plays as the murder victim Brenda Wright Lafferty.

The full cast list is as follows:

  • Andrew Garfield as Detective Pyre
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones as Brenda Lafferty
  • Sam Worthington as Ron Lafferty
  • Denise Gough as Dianna Lafferty
  • Wyatt Russell as Dan Lafferty
  • Billy Howle as Allen Lafferty
  • Gil Birmingham as Bill Taba
  • Adelaide Clemens as Rebecca Pyre
  • Rory Culkin as Samuel Lafferty
  • Seth Numrich as Robin Lafferty
  • Chloe Pirrie as Matilda Lafferty
  • Sandra Seacat as Josie Pyre
  • Christopher Heyerdahl as Ammon Lafferty

The series is inspired by the shocking events that led up to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her daughter in Utah. Following the murder, Detective Jeb Pyre discovers buried secrets while investigating the case that cause him to question his own Mormon faith.

Created by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black, who is the showrunner and executive producer, the series ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ is sure to leave viewers at the edge of their seats, so look out for its release and make sure you check it out!