FX has ordered the limited series “Under the Banner of Heaven” which is set to star Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones.
The story follows a devout detective whose faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into Mormon fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.
Garfield will play Pyre, an elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is committed to his Church and family but begins to question some of the Church’s teachings through his contact with a suspected murderer.
Edgar-Jones is Brenda, a young faithful Mormon who is the victim of a brutal murder. David Mackenzie (“Starred Up,” “Hell or High Water”) directs the project from a script by Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) based on Jon Krakauer’s crime novel.
MacKenzie, Brian Grazer, Samie Kim Falvey, Anna Culp, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan and Gillian Berrie executive produce.
The series will be made for FX on Hulu.