The first teaser trailer for FX’s upcoming miniseries, Under the Banner of Heaven, has been released.
Under the Banner of Heaven is an upcoming crime drama miniseries based on the non-fiction novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer. In the series, the faith of a Mormon police detective is shaken while investigating the murder of a woman that seems to involve the Church and one of Utah’s most esteemed families. Andrew Garfield will star as Pyre, the detective, alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington, Wyatt Russell, and more. Under the Banner of Heaven is under production from FX and was originally planned as a movie but changed to a miniseries to provide more storytelling room.
The official description for the limited series reads:
“Under the Banner of Heaven is a limited series inspired by Jon Krakauer’s true crime bestseller of the same name. A devout detective’s faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government. Andrew Garfield will star as “Pyre,” an LDS elder who is committed to his Church and family but begins to question some of the Church’s teachings through his contact with a suspected murderer. Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as “Brenda,” a young faithful Mormon who is the victim of a brutal murder.”
Under the Banner of Heaven does not have a release date yet, though the series is expected “soon” and will land on Hulu once it releases. In the meantime, you can check out the novel of the same name to familiarize yourself with the story.