Newswire: Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner to debut this fall on FX

Kurt Sutter, who brought Shakespearian gravitas to biker gangs on Sons Of Anarchy, is bringing his particular brand of shit-kicker storytelling to the Middle Ages in his new project, The Bastard Executioner, set during the reign of King Edward I. FX announced Friday that it would be picking up a 10-episode first season of the show after a pilot was successfully shot in Wales. “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 this world explodes on screen,” Sutter says.

Australian newcomer Lee Jones is set to play the lead, Wilkin Brattle, a knight in King Edward’s court who has vowed to lay down his sword and fight no more. But a show about peaceful knights who have retired from sword fighting would be rather …

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