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Make Way For THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER This Fall on FX

By on May 25, 2015
The Bastard Executioner -- Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle. 
Cr: Ollie Upton/FX

The Bastard Executioner -- Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle. Cr: Ollie Upton/FX

The Bastard Executioner, a new period drama from Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), has been ordered to series following a successful pilot production in Wales, it was revealed recently by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.

The 10 episode first season tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.

Said Sutter “I love history. I love theology. I love blood. It’s been very satisfying weaving fact and fiction to create a new mythology that combines all these elements. And with this extraordinary cast — Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal and newcomer, Lee Jones — this world explodes on screen. I love working with FX and Fox21TVS. They’ve been my family for 15 years. They not only tolerate me, they embrace my extremely disturbing storytelling sensibilities.”

“From his important contributions to The Shield to his epic run on Sons of Anarchy, Kurt has been one of FX’s most visionary artists, and we are proud to get him back on the air so soon after the unquestionable success of Sons,” said Landgraf. “The Bastard Executioner has lined up an extraordinary creative team, with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay joining Kurt as Executive Producers and an amazing cast led by Katey Sagal, Stephen Moyer and Lee Jones in the signature role as the Executioner himself. We knew they could deliver something special and, under the expert direction of Paris, they did just that. The fans can’t wait for the first season, and neither can we.”

The FX drama stars Stars Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kurt Sutter and Sam Spruell, with ensemble cast including Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys.

Executive Producers are Sutter, Imagine Television’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, and Paris Barclay, who also directed the pilot.