FX have officially announced that they have ordered a ten-episode first season of “The Bastard Executioner,” the new period drama TV series from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter.
The story follows 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.
Series regulars include Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kurt Sutter, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys.
The pilot recently wrapped production in Wales and shooting on the rest of the season will resume this summer before the series begins airing this Fall. The first photo from the series has also gone online.
Sutter, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay will serve as executive producers. Sutter wrote the script for the pilot episode, which was directed by Barclay.