ITV strikes deal with Disney Entertainment for Under the Banner of Heaven and Extraordinary

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ITV strikes deal with Disney Entertainment for Under the Banner of Heaven and Extraordinary

ITV confirmed an agreement with Disney Entertainment making ITV the free-to-air home of the critically acclaimed drama Under the Banner of Heaven starring Andrew Garfield, and season one of British comedy series Extraordinary. Under the Banner of Heaven will  stream on ITVX with Extraordinary airing on both ITVX and ITV2. Both will launch in the first half of 2024.

FX production Under the Banner of Heaven was created by Academy Award®-winner Dustin Lance Black and stars Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones. The series was 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.

Comedy series Extraordinary, a Disney+ UK original production, written by series creator and co-executive producer Emma Moran and executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle (Killing Eve, The Durrells) and Lee Morris and Charles Dawson, is set in a world where everyone develops a power on their 18th birthday… everyone, that is, except for Jen (Máiréad Tyers).

The series sees 25-year-old Jen adrift in a big, confusing world and armed with nothing but a bit of hope, a lot of desperation, and her flatmates as she begins her journey to find her superpower. Also starring Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna and Luke Rollason and Siobhán McSweeney.

The deal was negotiated by ITV Head of Content Acquisitions Sasha Breslau.

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Editor’s Notes 
Both series will continue to be made available on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland with Extraordinary season 2 coming to the platform in early 2024

 

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