Under the Banner of Heaven | FX
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.
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.
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.
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.
The investigation intensifies after Pyre uncovers details of the Lafferty family’s fundamentalist beliefs, sparking a search for missing Lafferty brothers, Ron and Dan, and putting Pyre at odds with his own church leaders.
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.
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.
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".