After a massive 2021, Andrew Garfield is revealing he’s looking to continue the momentum of his booming career with the first teaser of his new crime drama “Under the Banner of Heaven,” which will premiere on FX and Hulu this spring. Based on Jon Krakauer’s 2003 nonfiction book, “Under the Banner of Heaven” focuses on the double murder committed by Ron and Dan Lafferty, two Mormon brothers, who killed their sister-in-law, Brenda, and their niece, Erica, in 1984.
The two were former members of the School of the Prophets, a small fundamentalist Mormon group, and Ron claimed to have received visions from God ordering him to commit the murders. The miniseries adaptation of the book will focus on police detective Pyre (Garfield), who is assigned to investigate the Lafferty case. Pyre, himself a devout Mormon, will plunge into a turbulent crisis of faith as he unravels the mystery and finds evidence linking the church to crime.
The trailer sees the detective examining the crime scene alongside scenes of baptism and life in a small town. “The evidence points to things and beliefs about which I’ve only heard whispers. I wonder how something so terrible could happen,” Garfield said in the teaser. says. This marks the first TV lead role for Garfield, who has so far focused on film and theatre. Garfield reprises his role as Peter Parker in the currently Oscar-nominated and hit superhero movie Spider-Man: No Way Home for his lead role in the Netflix musical “Tick, Tick…Boom!”.
Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Brenda Lafferty, while Ron and Dan Lafferty are played by Sam Worthington and Wyatt Russell. Denise Gough, Billy Howle, Allen Lafferty, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie, Sandra Seacat, and Christopher Heyerdahl round out the cast. “Under the Banner of Heaven” will premiere in 2022.