The upcoming crime drama series, Under the Banner of Heaven, is swiftly progressing towards its release date. Dustin Lance Black serves as the creator, and screenplay writer for this upcoming miniseries. David McKenzie is co-directing it with Isabel Sandoval.
This series adapts its premise from Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book of the same name. The series follows a detective who begins to explore murder cases that put his faith to test. The brutal murder bears a connection to the influential Utah family. As their lives are heavily dependent on LDS fundamentalism, and distrust for governmental power. If you are waiting keenly for the release of this series, here are the updates.
Will Under the Banner of Heaven Release in 2022?
Under the Banner of Heaven is developed as an FX Original. The limited series is preparing for its release sometime in 2022. However, the exact release date is still unknown. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, the distributor for the series is Disney Platform Distribution. While it is confirmed to release in 2022, the various sources simply state that the series is ‘coming soon.’ It is still in the production stage.
Is a Teaser Available?
A teaser trailer for the series has arrived, and the first footage gives a beautiful and fascinating look into the series. The minute-long trailer teases the basics of the plot, of how a double murder shakes the detective. It follows Andrew Garfield’s narration. The footage hints at an unsettling mystery, and it looks promising enough to be a scintillating watch.
Who is in the Cast?
The stellar cast features Andrew Garfield, playing the lead Detective Pyre. Brenda Lafferty is played by Daisy Edgar-Jones, Ron Lafferty by Sam Worthington, Dan Lafferty by Wyatt Russell, and Diana Lafferty by Denise Gough. The other members of the Lafferty family include Allen Lafferty by Billy Howle, Samuel Lafferty by Rory Culkin, Matilda Lafferty by Chloe Pirrie. Gil Birmingham will play the role of Bill Taba, and Sandra Seacat as Josie Pyre.
What is the Plot About?
The series will be focusing on the lives of two brothers, who murder the infant daughter and wife of the younger ones. They claim that it was God’s will and their fundamentalism. These brothers are part of the School of Prophets, a splinter group and it was their beliefs that caused them to commit this heinous crime. A Mormon police detective begins to investigate the murder but finds himself at crossroads as the murder begins to put his faith to test.
Where Will it Release?
The forthcoming new series, Under the Banner of Heaven, will get an exclusive release on FX on Hulu sometime this year in the US. Jon Krakauer’s book TV adaptation will also get an international release as a Star Original on Disney+. The total number of episodes for this series is still unknown. Under the Banner of Heaven is one of the most anticipated releases of 2022.