After dropping its first teaser two weeks ago, Hulu has now unveiled the release date for the highly anticipated limited series Under the Banner of Heaven.
The Andrew Garfield-led show will premiere April 28th on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+’s Star section in every other territory.
Inspired by the novel and subsequent true story, it looks to be Disney’s very own version of True Detective.
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.