Andrew Garfield investigates a faith-shattering murder


The new trailer shares more overt plot details than the series’ initial teaser, giving a glimpse of Daisy Edgar-Jones as the central victim of the case, Brenda Lafferty, and showing a tearful Garfield to the eyes surveying a haunting crime scene. “The evidence points to things and beliefs that I’ve only ever heard whispered about,” Pyre says, before being warned not to dig into the past. Photos of Brenda at her wedding are wispyly beautiful, but later we see her nervously telling someone off-screen that “an evil presence is in this family.”

With its plucked string score, ink blob transitions, and olive-toned shadow, the new trailer makes “Under the Banner of Heaven” feel more like a long-lost sequel season than ever. HBO’s existential murder show “True Detective.” Fast-paced clips of anxious-looking children, bloody hands, and starch-white garments that are the signature of the LDS church only make the tale of stained faith all the more intense.

This project would have been a must even without Garfield’s involvement, but the “tick, tick…BOOM!” the actor’s presence propels him to the top of our watch lists. Garfield re-emerged on the movie scene in a big way in 2021, starring in four films after two years without a new project release. “Under the Banner of Heaven” presents an even bigger leap for the actor, as it’s his first-ever foray into American television and his first television role in over a decade.

“Under the Banner of Heaven” has an impressive supporting cast that includes “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” actor Wyatt Russell, “Yellowstone” regular Gil Birmingham, “Avatar” star Sam Worthington and the ‘Columbus’ actor Rory Culkin. The series is set to premiere on April 28, 2022 on Hulu.

“Under the Banner of Heaven” is an original limited series inspired by Jon Krakauer’s true bestseller, which follows the events leading up to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her infant daughter in a Lake Valley suburb. Sale, Utah. . As Detective Jeb Pyre investigates events within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of an unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, discovers leads him to question his own faith.


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