Under the Banner of Heaven: UK Disney+ release date, cast

The newest crime Drama coming to our screens is based on a horrific double murder that shook the world nearly 40 years ago.

Under The Banner of Heaven, which previously aired in United Statestells the story of a young mother and her young daughter who were found murdered in a Mormon community in the United States in the 1980s.

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The dramatization of the tragic and disturbing circumstances that led to the murders is sure to be compelling – and uncomfortable. TV look at.

The series also examines the Mormon Church and the origins of the religionwhat sets it apart from other true crime dramas and will leave viewers with many questions.

So what exactly is the show about, when will it air in the UK and how to watch it?

Here’s what you need to know.

Daisy Edgar-Jones as Brenda Lafferty in the Disney+ crime series Under the Banner of Heaven.

What is under the banner of heaven?

Under the Banner of Heaven is a drama series that investigates the murder of a mother and her young daughter – and her husband is the prime suspect.

The story takes place in a Mormon community called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah, USA.

The murder victim is welcomed by her new family, including her husband’s brothers, but that begins to change when she is confronted with the patriarchal community she finds herself in.

The series uses a combination of flashbacks and contemporary scenes to reveal what happened – albeit very slowly in true crime thriller fashion.

The scenes focus on the victim, her family and the investigator at the helm of the murder case.

Viewers will see the detective battle his religion with his growing inner turmoil as he works to uncover what actually happened to the two victims.

Is Under the Banner of Heaven based on a true story?

Yes, Under the Banner of Heaven is based on a true story.

It is based on the brutal real-life murders of Brenda Lafferty (née Brenda Wright), 24 years old, and her 15-month-old daughter Erica in 1984.

The TV series is also an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s book of the same name.

Brenda Wright was born on July 19, 1960 in Logan, Utah.

Her parents were LaRae Hatch Wright and Dr. James Lewis Wright and she were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The family moved to New York when Brenda was only a few months old.

She then earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University in Utah and got a job at a daily news station.

While attending college in 1981, Brenda met Allen Lafferty, the man who would later become her husband.

The couple married the same weekend that Brenda graduated, and the couple welcomed their baby, Erica, in April 1983.

Allen’s older brothers, Dan and Ron, disapproved of their relationship and are said to dislike Brenda’s strong opposition to her decision to practice polygamy.

Almost 40 years ago, on July 24, 1984, the mother and daughter were killed and Ron and Dan Lafferty were charged with the murder of their sister-in-law and baby niece.

While on trial for the murders, Dan said he received a revelation from God to kill Brenda and her daughter.

The two brothers were found guilty, with Dan pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and several other felonies, and sentenced him to two life terms.

Dan is currently serving his life sentence at Utah State Penitentiary at Point of the Mountain.

Ron had attempted suicide in prison only to be sentenced to death after recovering. He spent 20 years on death row awaiting execution, but died of natural causes in 2019.

Who is in the cast of Under the Banner of Heaven?

Leading the series as Detective Jeb Pyre is Andrew Garfield, best known for his role as Peter Parker in the Spiderman franchise (2012-2021).

Brenda Lafferty is played by Daisy Edgar-Jones, best known for playing Marianne in the 2020 BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book of the same name, while her husband Allen is played by Billy Howle, who is best known for playing is, Edward Mayhew in On Chesil Beach ( 2017).

Dan Lafferty is played by Wyatt Russell (Ford, 22 Jump Street, Cold in July) and Brother Ron is played by Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans).

Other cast members include Denise Gough, Chloe Pirrie, Seth Numrich, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Sandra Seacat and Gil Birmingham.

When will Under the Banner of Heaven be released in the UK?

Under the Banner will be released in the UK on Wednesday 27th July 2022.

How can I watch Under the Banner of Heaven?

You can watch all seven episodes of Under the Banner on Disney+.

All episodes last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Is there a trailer

Yes, there is a trailer for Under the Banner of Heaven.