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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.

Detective Pyre investigates the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, uncovering buried truths leading him to question his own faith.

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When God Was Love

Detectives Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) and Bill Taba (Gil Birmingham) investigate the brutal, sinister murders of an LDS woman, Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in Utah’s typically serene Salt Lake Valley in 1984. Written for Television by Dustin Lance Black and directed by David Mackenzie.

2
Rightful Place

With a lead suspect in custody, the investigation uncovers more ominous questions than answers as the hidden history of the once admired Lafferty family is exposed. Written for Television by Dustin Lance Black and directed by David Mackenzie.

3
Surrender

The ongoing investigation leads Pyre (Andrew Garfield) and Taba (Gil Birmingham) into untrod woods where they unearth information that challenges Pyre’s own faith, and draw more Laffertys into suspicion and custody. Teleplay by Dustin Lance Black, story by Emer Gillespie and Dustin Lance Black and directed by Courtney Hunt.

4
Church and State

The investigation intensifies after Pyre (Andrew Garfield) uncovers details of the Lafferty family’s fundamentalist beliefs, sparking a search for missing Lafferty brothers, Ron (Sam Worthington) and Dan (Wyatt Russell), and putting Pyre at odds with his own church leaders. Written for television by Gina Welch and directed by Courtney Hunt.

5
One Mighty and Strong

With evidence now pointing squarely toward fundamentalist Mormonism, Pyre (Andrew Garfield) turns to LDS Church leaders for guidance but is met with roadblocks. Undeterred, he discovers a list of names Brenda’s killers plan to murder next. Written by Brandon Boyce and directed by Dustin Lance Black.

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Revelation

New details emerge about Brenda’s attempt to reckon with some of the Lafferty family’s most extreme members and beliefs, as Pyre and Taba hunt for those who killed Brenda before they can kill again.

7
Blood Atonement

As the details of the murders become clear, Pyre (Andrew Garfield) and Taba (Gil Birmingham) embark on an interstate manhunt, hoping to catch the killers before they complete their list of those to be “blood atoned.” Written by Brandon Boyce and Dustin Lance Black and directed by Thomas Schlamme.

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Wyatt Russell gives the standout performance
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engrossing
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[Under the Banner of Heaven] deftly crafts all of its moving parts into a riveting and thoughtful true-crime drama
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Andrew Garfield Shines in This Gripping Crime Drama
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One of the stand-out aspects of the show is undoubtedly the acting
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a dramatic powerhouse
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[Daisy] Edgar-Jones radiates on-screen, bringing vitality and depth to her character
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Under the Banner of Heaven is among the best cast shows in living memory.
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Wyatt Russell gives the standout performance
RogerEbert.com
engrossing
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[Under the Banner of Heaven] deftly crafts all of its moving parts into a riveting and thoughtful true-crime drama
New York Post
Andrew Garfield Shines in This Gripping Crime Drama
Decider
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