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Every answer begs more questions.

FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven, the original limited series inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates events which transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith.

The seven episode limited series also stars Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie and Sandra Seacat.

Under the Banner of Heaven is created by Academy Award®-winner Dustin Lance Black, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Anna Culp for Imagine Television; Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan of Aggregate Films; David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie.

Under the Banner of Heaven is produced by FX Productions and will be available exclusively on Hulu.

riveting…a complicated, sweeping, blistering tale of faith and family…searing…
VANITY FAIR
thematically compelling
INDIEWIRE
a sensitive, intimate portrait of a reckoning…a deft and empathetic eye.. unbearable tension.
VARIETY
powerful
THR
shines on many levels, from the script to the performances to the direction to the onscreen look and feel….filled with fine performances.
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
Stunning…Andrew Garfield is impeccable…breathtaking…[Daisy Edgar Jones is] absolutely magnetic…Across the board, the performances land powerfully
SLASH FILM
Andrew Garfield Shines…Gripping…Garfield and Birmingham are incandescent….Garfield once again delivers a captivating performance full of soul and vulnerability… Wyatt Russell is terrifyingly great…full of fantastic performances
DECIDER
grueling, tragic, and fantastic
COLLIDER
riveting…a complicated, sweeping, blistering tale of faith and family…searing…
VANITY FAIR
thematically compelling
INDIEWIRE
a sensitive, intimate portrait of a reckoning…a deft and empathetic eye.. unbearable tension.
VARIETY
powerful
THR
1/8
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