FX CELEBRATED THE PREMIERE OF UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN WITH A RED-CARPET EVENT AT THE HOLLYWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB IN LOS ANGELES
Last night, FX celebrated the premiere of the original limited series Under the Banner of Heaven with a star-studded red carpet event at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
Under the Banner of Heaven cast and producers on site included Andrew Garfield (“Detective Jeb Pyre”), Sam Worthington(“Ron Lafferty”), Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Brenda Wright Lafferty”), Wyatt Russell (“Dan Lafferty”), Gil Birmingham (“Detective Bill Taba”), Adelaide Clemens (“Rebecca Pyre”), Rory Culkin (“Samuel Lafferty”), Seth Numrich (“Robin Lafferty”), Chloe Pirrie(“Matilda Lafferty”), Sandra Seacat (“Josie Pyre”), Tyner Rushing (“Emma Smith”), Christopher Heyerdahl (“Ammon Lafferty”),Scott Campbell (“Brigham Young”), Andrew Burnap (“Joseph Smith”), Rohan Mead (“Officer Morris”), Dustin Lance Black (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director), Ron Howard (Executive Producer), Anna Culp (Executive Producer), David Mackenzie (Executive Producer/Director Episode 1&2), Gillian Berrie (Executive Producer), Joseph La Corte (Costume Designer), and Renee Reed (Production Designer).
The event kicked off with introductions from FX Chairman John Landgraf and followed with a moving speech from creator and showrunner Dustin Lance Black about his personal upbringing within the LDS faith and how now that we know better, we need to do better.
The celebration, which followed all local COVID protocols, was also attended by Eric Schrier, President of FX Entertainment and Peter Rice, Disney Chairman.
Additional highlights included:
- Creator/showrunner Dustin Lance Black walked the carpet alongside his husband and Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley.
- FX partnered with Swisher Productions on the premiere with the overarching goal to bring the beautiful landscapes of the show to life, leaning into the ethereal scenery with pampas and long grasses, moody portraits, and neutral tones.
- The after-party featured DJ Daisy O’Dell playing dark indie and 80s music.
The FX original limited series Under the Banner of Heaven premieres April 28th, exclusively on Hulu. The premiere will feature the first two episodes, with a new episode available in each of the following five weeks.
Under the Banner of Heaven is inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer and follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates events which transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith.
The seven episode limited series also stars Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie and Sandra Seacat.
Under the Banner of Heaven is created by Academy Award®-winner Dustin Lance Black, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Anna Culp for Imagine Television; Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan of Aggregate Films; David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie.
Under the Banner of Heaven is produced by FX Productions and will be available exclusively on Hulu.
Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/FX/PictureGroup
Caption Info: FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven premiere red carpet was held at the Hollywood Athletic Club on April 20th, 2022, in Los Angeles, California (Additional captions noted in the metadata)