Under the Banner of Heaven Trailer Shows Andrew Garfield in FX Thriller

“I wonder how something so horrible could have happened,” says Andrew Garfield‘s detective protagonist in FX’s new teaser Under the banner of heaven – and no, he’s not talking about Venom.

The series, inspired by the best-selling true crime of Jon Krakauer, follows a “devout detective” played by Garfield whose “faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that appears to be tied to a esteemed Utah family’s spiral into Saints fundamentalism. of the past few days and their distrust of the government,” reads the press release. Garfield stars as Detective Pyre, a Latter-day Saint elder who remains committed to the church, but “begins to question some of the church’s teachings through his contact with a suspected murderer”.


In terms of aesthetics and tone, we’re getting big real detective atmosphere of the first season, with Garfield’s Pyre playing the role of an increasingly disgruntled detective, evocative of Matthew McConaugheyis Rust Cohle. Daisy EdgarJones stars opposite Garfield as Brenda, a “faithful young Mormon victim of a brutal murder”. Presumably, we’ll see his character through flashbacks.

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Krakauser’s book was listed as one of the ten best true crime books by Charles Graeber of the Guardian, who also described the author as “a master journalist and storyteller who is unfettered and unafraid of the true cloak of crime”. [He] The awards open the golden doors to one of America’s newest and fastest growing religions to set the stage for non-fiction drama.”

Besides Garfield and Edgar-Jones, the ensemble cast includes Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie, Sandra Seacat and Christopher Heyerdahl.

Under the banner of heaven was created by the Oscar-winning writer of Milk, Dustin Lance Blackwho also serves as an executive producer. Rian Brouter, Ron Howardand Anna Culp also serve as executive producers for Imagine Television. jason batman and Michael Costigan join as an Aggregate Films EP. David Mackenzie of Against all odds serves as both executive producer and director of the series, with former collaborator Gillian Berrie. Exciting for the arthouse fans in the room, Isabelle Sandoval – best known for her recent breakout feature Lingua franca – also serves as a director on the series.

You can watch the trailer for Under the banner of heaven below. Produced by FX Productions, the true crime thriller series will be available exclusively on Hulu in 2022.

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