FX released a new trailer for true-crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven starring Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield and Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones.
spider-man‘s Andrew Garfield and Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones star in a new trailer for FX’s true-crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven. The limited series is based on the nonfiction book by John Krakauer. The story follows events, including the origins of the School of Prophets cult that led to the double murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her child in the small suburb of Salt Lake Valley, Utah, in 1984.
A new trailer from fx features a voiceover from investigator Pyre (Garfield) as he becomes increasingly disturbed by where the investigation leads. Edgar-Jones plays Brenda, a woman seemingly trapped in a dangerous family within a cult. Garfield’s voiceover includes a section of him praying as he grapples with his faith while investigating the murder spurred on by religious motivations. The trailer for the series can be viewed below:
Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube.
There are several series centering on religious cults leading to murderous ends in recent years, including True Detective, wacoand The Sinner season 2, to name a few. Under the Banner of Heaven is written by Krakauer along with Dustin Lance Black (Milk), and David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water) is attached as the season 1 episode 1 director. Whether these veteran writers and directors, along with the anticipated performances by Garfield and Edgar-Jones, will be enough to produce a series that breathes new life into the genre will be seen on April 28 when the series premieres on Fx and Hulu.
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