I think we can all agree that Andrew Garfield had one hell of a run in 2021. Between appearing several Academy Award-nominated films and also arguably being the front-runner for the award for Best Actor, he’s easily one of the Hollywood’s best and brightest working right now.
This year, it seems as if he’s going to continue his hot streak with FX and Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven. Inspired by the novel and subsequent true story, it looks to be Disney’s very own version of True Detective.
You can check out the first official teaser, which dropped today, below:
Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk) is slated to adapt the limited series, based on the novel – and true story – of the same name. Daisy Edgar-Jones, who starred in Hulu’s Normal People, will co-star.
The series will join the ever-growing programming block FX on Hulu.
Written by Jon Krakauer, the original best-selling novel reolves around a devout detective whose faith becomes tested after he discovers that his latest case might be connected to a Mormon family’s drug-fueled descent into madness.
Edgar-Jones will play the victim of the murder Garfield’s character is investigating. The teaser also indicates that Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) will also have a role in the series.
In addition to penning the scripts for each episode, Black will produce the series alongside Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television production company, as well as Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films.
David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) will direct.