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Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones are starring in new Hulu series, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

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The first trailer for Andrew Garfield’s latest theatrical undertaking has dropped, this time starring in the televisional adaptation of Under The Banner of Heaven. Co-starring none other than dream girl Daisy Edgar-Jones of Normal People, it follows Garfield in his role as a detective and Latter-Day Saints Elder, investigating a murder allegedly linked to the Mormon church.

What is Under the Banner of Heaven about?

The synopsis of the film explains how a devout detective’s faith is tested through investigating a brutal murder which appears to be connected to an esteemed Utah family, who spiralled into LDS fundamentalism and a distrust of the government. The series is based on a real-life double murder which occurred in 1984, while also adapted from Jon Krakauer's non-fiction book, Into Thin Air. If Krakauer's name is familiar it's because he gifted us Into the Wild, which also received its own adaptation starring heart throb Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

You can watch the trailer to Under the Banner of Heaven below to see the intrigue and undulating tale that waits.

Who else is starring in the series?

Australian Sam Worthington, Denise Gough Billy Howle and Wyatt Russell also feature in the ensemble cast of Under the Banner of Heaven. The series is directed by David Mackenzie and Isabel Sandoval, known for Starred Up and Lingua Franca respectively. Dustin Lance Black – creator of the series – is on as executive producer alongside Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Anna Culp.

When can we watch Under The Banner of Heaven in Australia?

An Australian release date for the series is still to be confirmed, with the show slated for its streaming release in the US in the autumn. As it is a FX production for Hulu, we're banking on being able to stream Under the Banner of Heaven on platform's like BINGE in Australia once released.

While we wait for the series to announce it’s Australian release date, we can feast on a slew of confirmed shows coming to Netflix this March, including Pieces of Her, Ryan Murphy’s Andy Warhol Diaries, In Good Hands and Queer Eye: Germany.

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