FX has ordered the middle ages set drama BASTARD EXECUTIONER to series. The first season will consist of ten episodes. Lee Jones is set as the lead character as executioner Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge that gets pulled back into fighting, just when he is trying to get out of the warrior lifestyle. The series was created by Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. Sutter has written the pilot, with Paris Barclay set to direct. Sutter and Barclay will serve as executive producers, alongside of Brian Grazer.
In regards to the series, Sutter commented,
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.”
Sutter served as an executive producer on the hit FX series The Shield, and has written the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Sutter is repped by WME.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer