‘Under the Banner of Heaven’: How to Watch the True Crime Series, Plot, Cast, Episode Release Dates and Titles

The latest true-crime series starring Andrew GarfieldUnder the Banner of Heaven, begins on April 28, 2022. Find out what time to tune in to Under the Banner of Heaven episodes and where to stream the series. We’ve also got an overview of the book that inspired the true-crime series, plus a breakdown of the Under the Banner of Heaven cast and a list of episode titles. 

Andrew Garfield as Jeb Pyre in the true crime series 'Under the Banner of Heaven'
Andrew Garfield as Jeb Pyre | Matthias Clamer/FX

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ plot is based on a best-selling novel 

FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven is an original series based on the true-crime bestseller of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The show follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb of Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Garfield plays Detective Jeb Pyre, the lead investigator regarding the events within the Lafferty family. 

Throughout the series, Jeb uncovers buried truths about the origins of the Latter Day Saints’ religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. As a devout Mormon, what Jeb unearths leads him to question his faith. 

Cast of ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Aside from Garfield and Edgar-Jones, the seven-episode limited series Under the Banner of Heaven also stars:

  • Sam Worthington as Ron Lafferty
  • Denise Gough as Dianna Lafferty
  • Wyatt Russell as Dan Lafferty
  • Billy Howle as Allen Lafferty
  • Gil Birmingham as Bill Taba
  • Adelaide Clemens as Rebecca Pyre
  • Rory Culkin as Samuel Lafferty
  • Seth Numrich as Robin Lafferty
  • Chloe Pirrie as Matilda Lafferty
  • Sandra Seacat as Josie Pyre
  • Christopher Heyerdahl as Ammon Lafferty

Jason Bateman is an executive producer

Under the Banner of Heaven comes to viewers from Academy Award-winning showrunner and executive producer Dustin Lance Black. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Anna Culp also serve as executive producers on the project, as does Ozark’s Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan of Aggregate Films. David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie are also executive producers. 

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’s seven-episode release schedule 

Under the Banner of Heaven will premiere exclusively on Hulu on Thursday, April 28. The first two episodes come out at 12:01 a.m ET: “When God Was Love” and “Rightful Place.”

New episodes of Under the Banner of Heaven will release every Thursday after that for five weeks. The release schedule and episode titles are as follows: 

  • “Surrender” — airing May 5, 2022
  • “Church and State” — airing May 12, 2022
  • “One Mighty and Strong” — airing May 19, 2022
  • “Revelation” — airing May 26, 2022

The title for episode 7 — the last episode of the limited series — is unknown at publication. Under the Banner of Heaven’s finale will release on Hulu on June 2. 

FX’s true crime series will air exclusively on Hulu

Under the Banner of Heaven is produced by FX. While the commercials for Under the Banner of Heaven allude to it airing on the cable network, the show is only available to Hulu subscribers. 

Watch Under the Banner of Heaven on Hulu beginning on April 28, 2022. 

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