Andrew Garfield, famous mostly for reprising his role as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home, 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge which scored him his first Oscar nomination and 2021’s Tick, Tick…BOOM!, which scored him his second, is now starring in a new tv miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven.
Based on the true-crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heavens follows the devout detective as his faith is tested during an investigation of brutal murder seemingly connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government. The series was adapted to the small screen by Dustin Lance Black and is directed by David Mackenzie. Alongside Garfield, it casts Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington, Wyatt Russell, and Rory Culkin.
The book was first published in July 2003, and was immediately well received – The Guardian listed the book in the 10 true crime books, and described Krakauer as “a master journalist and storyteller who is unfettered and unafraid of the true crime mantle.” People were hoping for the adaptation for years now, and they will finally get the chance to see its ecranisation in Spring 2022 on FX on Hulu.
One Media unveiled the first teaser trailer for the show. It is moody, dark and mysterious which perfectly suits the genre of crime dramas. The trailer also highlights the show’s heavy religious themes and imagery. Check it out below: