ITV has officially confirmed a partnership with Disney Entertainment, solidifying ITV as the designated free-to-air broadcaster for the highly praised drama “Under the Banner of Heaven,” featuring Andrew Garfield, as well as the first season of the British comedy series “Extraordinary.” “Under the Banner of Heaven” will be available for streaming on ITVX, while “Extraordinary” will be broadcast on both ITVX and ITV2. Both shows are scheduled to premiere in the first half of 2024.
The FX-produced series “Under the Banner of Heaven,” crafted by Academy Award®-winner Dustin Lance Black, stars Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones. Inspired by Jon Krakauer’s true crime bestseller, the narrative unfolds the events leading to the tragic 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her infant daughter in a suburb of the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
As a Disney+ UK original production, the comedy series “Extraordinary” is penned by series creator and co-executive producer Emma Moran. Executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle (known for “Killing Eve” and “The Durrells”), along with Lee Morris and Charles Dawson, the show is set in a universe where everyone acquires a unique power on their 18th birthday—everyone, that is, except for Jen (played by Máiréad Tyers).
The series follows 25-year-old Jen navigating a bewildering world armed with nothing but hope, desperation, and the support of her flatmates as she embarks on a quest to discover her latent superpower. The cast also features Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna, Luke Rollason, and Siobhán McSweeney.
The negotiation for the deal was overseen by ITV’s Head of Content Acquisitions, Sasha Breslau.