Kurt Sutter to Follow Up Sons of Anarchy With Period Drama Pilot for FX

Kurt Sutter Bastard ExecutionerSons 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.

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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.”

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“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.”