Kurt Sutter to Follow Up Sons of Anarchy With Period Drama Pilot for FX
Sons of Anarchy‘s Season 6 finale not bloody enough for you? Well, executive producer Kurt Sutter‘s next project practically has death built into the title.
FX has greenlit a pilot for The Bastard Executioner, “the story of a warrior knight in King Edward III’s charge” from Sutter and Brian Grazer, according to our sister site Deadline.
The titular character, having retired from fighting due to psychological burnout and turmoil, must pick his sword back up — and swing it on the necks of the damned – “when violence finds him again.”
“I love the network. I love the world. I love the blood,” Sutter, who will pen the Executioner pilot after Sons wraps its seventh and final season, told Deadline.
Emmy- and Oscar-winning producer Grazer (24, Arrested Development, A Beautiful Mind) cooked up the original idea for the series. “I find the executioner to be an incredibly fascinating and provocative character,” he said. “It’s about as morally complex a profession as you can imagine.”