FX’s new and upcoming medieval drama, The Bastard Executioner, debuts this fall. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Sheeran will now be joining the cast in a reoccurring role.
Earlier in July, we reported on the first look into the medieval epic. From the first clips, the show looks to be dark, violent and bloody. In case you missed it, you can see the first trailer here:
The epic follows a 14th century warrior who vows to lay down his sword, but he soon reprises his sword to become the bastard executioner. The show will star newcomer Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle. Jones will be accompanied by Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as Milus Corbett, and Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as Annora of the Elders. The FX drama was penned and executive produced by Sons of Anarchy alum, Kurt Sutter. Sutter will also make an appearance throughout the series alongside the cast.
6 time grammy nominated artist, Ed Sheeran, will play Sir Cormac in The Bastard Executioner. Cormac is “an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder” who will reoccur through the series (The Hollywood Reporter). This marks a reunion between Sutter and Sheeran. Sheeran who did a cover of Foy Vance’s “Make it Rain” for Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy soundtrack, will now join Sutter’s new drama. However this time Ed Sheeran won’t be making music, he will be on the small screen.
The Bastard Executioner has a ten episode first season and will have a two hour season premiere on FX this fall.