The Bastard Executioner: Kurt Sutter's SOA Follow-Up Gets Series Order at FX

Bastard Executioner Series Order

Lucky Bastard.

FX has ordered to series Kurt Sutter’s 14th-century drama The Bastard Executioner, TVLine has learned.

Per the official description, the 10-episode period piece “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.”

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The cast includes Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as the “street-smart and noble” Milus Corbett, Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as mystical seer Annora of the Alders, Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as the leader of a Welsh rebel group and Aussie newcomer Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle — aka the titular role.

Sutter, who is Sagal’s real-life husband and will play Annora’s seldom-speaking mate/guardian The Dark Mute, will executive-produce alongside his SOA partner Paris Barclay — who also directed the pilot — and Imagine Television.

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Production of the series will resume this summer; The Bastard Executioner is slated to premiere this fall.

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  1. Ed says:

    Kind of sounds like a male version of Xena….kind of

  2. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Well this is a show I can’t wait to see this fall!! Kurt, Katey, and Paris Barclay teaming up again I REALLY miss SOA….wonder if Kurt is going have some of the cast members make a cameo or guest star in the show.

  3. Shaun says:

    How can Matthew Rhys fit this in?

  4. Ray says:

    Will there be witches?

  5. Jenny says:

    Fun fact: Lee Jones graduated from the same drama school as another previously unknown Aussie who was cast in a series. Yvonne Strahovski. :D Congrats Lee!

  6. LAwoman says:

    I’m in!

  7. Liz says:

    Good! Can’t wait to see Stephen Moyer on my screen again!!

  8. AddieM says:

    After SoA, I don’t know if I can do more blood and gore from Sutter…but I know I will be tuning in.

  9. james says:

    I guess they didn’t see much money in making another ‘Viking’ so “The Bastard Executioner’ sounds a whole lot better.

  10. yurie says:

    How is this show a follow up of SoA? Follow up would have been valid were this show related to SoA in any way.

  11. Dee says:

    Just wondering how much histery will be followed. If set in Wales, during Edward Longshank’s reign, is the rebel leader Gwynedd Gruffydd?

  12. Tonya Ashley says:

    I love the bastard executioner why was it cancelled? I hate when I find a good show and it’s cancelled with no reason like really wtf???