That Promised Day

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season

That Promised Day is a historical drama television series produced by BYUtv that follows the true story of the pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) who migrated to the Utah territory in the mid-1800s. The series tells the story of the Martin and Willie Handcart Companies, two groups of LDS emigrants who embarked on a grueling journey from Iowa to Salt Lake City in 1856.

The show takes viewers through the journey of the Handcart Companies as they struggle through various hardships, including disease, starvation, and bitter weather conditions, on their way to the new Zion. It shows the physical and emotional toll that the journey takes on the pioneers, many of whom are elderly, women, and children, and the hope and faith that sustains them through the difficult times.

The series features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique story, as they make their way to the promised land. The main character is James G. Willie, a convert to the LDS Church from England who leads one of the handcart companies. Also featured are a young couple, Levi Savage and Nancy Sorenson, who are also part of the handcart companies and fall in love along the way.

One of the pivotal moments of the series is the infamous Martin Handcart Company tragedy, where severe weather conditions and lack of food and supplies caused the deaths of many of the pioneers. The show portrays this event with sensitivity and captures the emotions and feelings of the survivors and their families back in Salt Lake City who anxiously awaited their loved ones' safe return.

Throughout the series, viewers witness the pioneers' devotion to their faith, their determination to follow their prophet, and their loyalty to their families and community. The show highlights the importance of sacrifice, cooperation, and perseverance in the face of adversity, and emphasizes the values of faith, love, and service.

The production quality of the series is impressive, featuring stunning cinematography that captures the beauty and harshness of the American West in the mid-1800s. The costumes and sets are also meticulously crafted, immersing viewers in the world of the pioneers.

That Promised Day is a beautifully crafted and emotionally charged series that tells the story of one of the most significant events in the history of the LDS Church. Through its compelling storytelling and exceptional production quality, the series brings to life the trials, triumphs, and enduring faith of the early Latter-day Saint pioneers. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in American history or the Mormon pioneer experience.

That Promised Day is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (1 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2010.

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That Promised Day
1. That Promised Day
October 3, 2010
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That Promised Day is available for streaming on the BYUtv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch That Promised Day on demand at and BYUtv.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2010