Daisy Edgar-Jones’ New True-Crime Series ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’ Is Chilling

We can't look away.

Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones and an eerie true-crime story reminiscent of True Detective—need we say more? Probably not, but we will because we are simply enthralled by upcoming series, Under The Banner Of Heaven.

Based on the book of the same name from author Jon Krakauer, the limited run series follows the bone-chilling events that led to the murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in Salt Lake Valley, Utah, 1984, as investigated by Det. Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield).

Find everything you need to know about the new series, below.


Is ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’ A True Story?

Tragically, the terrifying events that take place in Under The Banner Of Heaven are based on a true story.

Brothers Ron Lafferty—a self-professed prophet—and Dan Lafferty were convicted of murdering their sister-in-law, Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter, in July 1984.

The heinous act was believed to be the result of Ron’s religious views, claiming he received a revelation ordering him to kill Brenda and her daughter.

The series investigates not only the crime, but also the “isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy”.


Where To Watch ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’ In Australia

The seven-episode mini-series has been confirmed to debut exclusively on Disney+ in Australia. An exact premiere date is yet to be announced, however it is slated to air this year.

You can sign up to stream the show along with other Disney+ and STAR exclusives like Only Murders In The Building, right here.

Is There A Trailer For ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’?

The first official trailer for the series has dropped and it’s as chilling as we expected. You can watch the full clip, below.

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