Thursday, June 24, 2021

FX Gives Series Order to Limited Series 'Under the Banner of Heaven' Starring Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones

FX has today given a series order to the original limited series Under the Banner of Heaven inspired by the novel by Jon Krakauer. The limited series will be available exclusively on FX on Hulu.

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.

Tony winner and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield (Angels in America, Hacksaw Ridge) 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 (War of the Worlds, Normal People) will star as Brenda, a young faithful Mormon who is the victim of a brutal murder.

Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk, When We Rise) developed the series. He will executive produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey, Anna Culp, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, Gillian Berrie and director David Mackenzie. FX Productions, Imagine Television and Aggregate Films will produce.

"Dustin Lance Black is a gifted storyteller and the perfect artist to adapt Jon Krakauer's gripping novel for FX," said Gina Balian, President of Original Programming, FX Networks. "Lance joins an incredible creative team led by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard at Imagine Television who have been passionate about telling this story with him for years. We are thrilled that David Mackenzie has come aboard as a director and to have Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones star in Under the Banner of Heaven."

"After so many years of work, I'm incredibly grateful to Imagine and FX for their patience with and commitment to bringing this story to screen," added Black. "Raised in the LDS faith, my hope is that this true-crime thriller might shed light on the horrific brutalities perpetrated in the name of God in our own backyards."