The FX on Hulu series adaptation of “Under the Banner of Heaven” has set its main cast. Based on the Jon Krakauer novel of the same name, the series follows a devout detective whose faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family’s spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government. Production on the series recently began in Calgary. Wyatt Russell will play Dan Lafferty. [Source]
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier actor Wyatt Russell is to star in and executive-produce new action podcast series Classified.
Created by producer-writer-director duo Spenser Cohen and Anna Halberg (Distant), Russell will star as “Ivan” alongside Brent Jennings (All American), Monica Potter (Parenthood), Oliver Cooper (Mindhunter), Angela Sarafyan (Caged), Edwin Hodge (The Tomorrow War), Dohn Norwood (Mindhunter), Holland Roden (Mayans M.C.), Eugene Lee Yang (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Kyle Kinane (Paradise PD).
QCode and Automatik will executive-produce along with Russell and Cohen and Halberg, who will also serve as writers and directors for the series.
Classified follows Ivan, who arrives at the mysterious Ravenholm Institute to be treated when Lark, the voice in his head, says he can help Ivan break out. He and Lark then organize the other eclectic patients to escape and take down Doctor Bell, the shadowy woman in charge of their “recovery.” [Source]