Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where to Watch

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5

Under the Banner of Heaven, a new FX limited series on Hulu, is set in a small town outside of Salt Lake City, Utah–one with a heavy Mormon population. One of those members of the LDS Church is Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield).

This true-crime inspired drama follows Jeb in his attempts to crack the case of who murdered Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter Erica. But Jeb finds his faith tested when case leads implicate a radical section of Utah’s Mormon community.

If a true crime drama piques your interest, you’ll likely want to know the release date for the next episode.

Here is everything you need to know about Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5, including its release date, time and where you can watch it.

Is Under the Banner of Heaven Based on a True Story?

Under the Banner of Heaven is adapted from John Krakauer’s true-crime nonfiction book of the same name. The Hulu drama fictionalizes some aspects of the story (like Andrew Garfield’s character), but otherwise follows closely to the true history.

As in the book, the series explores the case of Brenda Wright Lafferty’s and her daughter’s brutal killings. It proceeds to uncover who was behind the murders while tying the crime to the history of patriarchal ideals and the rise of fundamentalism in the Mormon faith.

Under the Banner of Heaven Cast

Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones are just a sample of Under the Banner of Heaven’s talented cast. Garfield and Gil Burningham play Detectives Jeb Pyre and Bill Taba, who lead the charge in the Brenda Lafferty investigation. Playing Brenda is Jones, alongside Billy Howle as her husband, Allen Lafferty.

The cast also includes Sam Worthington as Ron Lafferty, Wyatt Russell as Dan Lafferty, Seth Numrich as Robin Lafferty, Denise Gough as Dianna Lafferty, and Chloe Pirrie as Matilda Lafferty.

Where Can I Watch Under the Banner of Heaven?

Under the Banner of Heaven episodes will be released by FX on Hulu for U.S. residents to stream. For viewers outside the U.S., Disney announced in March that the series will soon be coming to Disney Plus.

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5 Release Date

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 5 will release on Hulu on Thursday 19th May at 12:01 a.m. EST and 4:01 a.m. GMT.

Episode 5 is titled “One Mighty and Strong,” and will be roughly one hour long.

How Many Episodes Will Under the Banner of Heaven Have?

Under the Banner of Heaven will be a 7-episode miniseries. The show released 2 episodes in its premier week and now releases 1 episode a week. With that in mind, we have 2 episodes left after this instalment.

Is There a Trailer for Under the Banner of Heaven?

Yes, there is! You can find a trailer for Under the Banner of Heaven below:


What Happened in Episode 4?

In Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 4, Jeb found out that Ron became involved in Dan’s fundamentalist leanings and anti-tax schemes. Ron discovered that his wife Dianna sent a letter to the prophet about him and his brothers. Knowing this, Jeb became worried that Dianna was in danger–if the Laffertys hadn’t killed her already. The episode ended with an officer discovering Bishop Lowe, but no sign of his family.

We’ve covered the entire episode with a lengthy recap that touches on all major plot points and discusses the chapter with an accompanying review. You can find that link below.

Read more: Under the Banner of Heaven – Episode 4 “Church and State” Recap & Review

What do you hope to see as the series progresses? What’s been your favorite moment of Under The Banner Of Heaven so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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