The Kurt Sutter drama will be released this fall with 10 episodes in the first season.
The Bastard Executioner has been filming in Wales and is set in the late-Middle-Ages.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this highly anticipated drama centers on a warrior knight who decides to lay down his sword after facing the ravages of war. Eventually, that violence finds him again and he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword yet.
“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 FX chief John Landgraf. Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman added,“The Bastard Executioner, written by Kurt and directed by the talented Paris Barclay, is dangerous, brilliant, emotional and undeniable. This is the perfect follow-up to Sons and another huge event series for FX from Fox 21TVS and FXP. Viewers are in for a wild and spellbinding ride.”
The drama was created by Sutter, who will also executive produce. Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay will be executive producing as well. The Bastard Executioner cast will feature Sutter’s wife, Katey Sagal, as well as Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and Matthew Rhys.
Sutter is clearly passionate about the project. He stated, “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.”
The new drama will premiere this fall on FX.