Under The Banner Of Heaven could well be the next big crime series (how often have we said that?).
With a cast led by Oscar-nominated Andrew Garfield it’s the retelling of a true-crime tale.
Jon Krakauer, first published in July 2003. He investigated and juxtaposed two histories: the origin and evolution of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a modern double murder committed in the name of God by brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism.
The Laffertys were formerly members of a very small splinter group called the School of the Prophets, led by Robert C. Crossfield (also known by his prophet name Onias). The group accepts many beliefs of the original LDS church at the time when it ceased the practice of polygamy in the 1890s, but it does not identify with those who call themselves fundamentalist Mormons. The book examines the ideologies of both the LDS Church and the fundamentalist Mormons polygamous groups, such as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church).
Aside from Garfield, who plays Detective Jeb Pyre, Under The Banner Of Heaven boasts a great cast – Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington, Denise Gough and Billy Howl among them.
Look out for it on 28th April on FX and Hulu in the US. No UK broadcaster has been confirmed, but judging by past Hulu shows, Under The Banner Of Heaven could well find a home on Disney+.