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How ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Came to Life

This story was created in paid partnership with FX. The FX for Hulu limited series Under the Banner of Heaven is inspired by the true-crime best-seller of the same name by Jon Krakauer that tells the story of a graphic murder that rattled a quiet, insular Mormon community in 1980s Utah — unburying truths about the […]

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Creator Cautions Taking “Dangerous Steps Back” in History

Under the Banner of Heaven was a personal story for showrunner Dustin Lance Black — not in the obvious, more extreme ways, but in growing up Mormon and noticing the similarities between the real Brenda Wright Lafferty and his mother. The FX series, which is based on the true-crime novel of the same name by […]

Dustin Lance Black on the Education and Entertainment in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Welcome to the 167th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or […]

Dustin Lance Black on the 10-Year Journey to Make ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’: “We Knew This Would Never Be an Easy One”

When the first episode of Under the Banner of Heaven finally premieres on FX on Thursday, it will mark the end of a decade-long journey for the project. The show, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s true-crime novel about a Mormon detective investigating the murder of a young woman and her baby within a religious Salt […]

Andrew Garfield in FX’s ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’: TV Review

The actor leads Dustin Lance Black's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's true-crime bestseller about a grisly double murder that rocked an insular Mormon community in 1980s Utah.

Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones to Star in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ FX on Hulu Series

Milk Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black is teaming with FX to adapt Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Under the Banner of Heaven. Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones will star in the limited series, which will launch on FX on Hulu. Heaven will be exec produced by Imagine Television and Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films. Inspired by the […]

Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black Opens Up on Fatherhood, Late Gay Brother in Emotional Video

Screenwriter-producer Dustin Lance Black opens up about fatherhood and his late gay brother in a newly released video in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign as part of the organization's "Americans for the Equality Act," in support of the bipartisan bill.

Dustin Lance Black to Receive WGA West’s Valentine Davies Award

The award, recognizing his advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community, will be presented at the WGA's West Coast Awards ceremony on Feb. 11.

Dustin Lance Black Signs With Modeling Agency (Exclusive)

The screenwriter and LGBT activist is working with the same agency that reps Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and others.

ABC LGBT Miniseries ‘When We Rise’ a Hit at Screening But All Too Timely

"I would give anything for this to be less topical," says writer-creator Dustin Lance Black.

Rio Olympics: NBC Slammed on Twitter for Ignoring Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black Relationship

Social media was puzzled by Monday's coverage of the men's diving competition when commentators failed to acknowledge Black and Daley's relationship.

ABC’s Gay Rights Mini Enlists Michael K. Williams, Sets All-Star Guest Cast

Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Denis O'Hare and David Hyde Pierce will guest in Dustin Lance Black's 'When We Rise.'