Kurt Sutter and Brian Grazer Team up for FX Drama Pilot, THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER

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Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy may be done for the year, but the creator/showrunner already has a project lined up once the biker drama series takes it’s final ride in the seventh season.  Sutter is sticking with FX (and why wouldn’t he?) and teaming up with Brian Grazer to develop a pilot for the drama series, The Bastard Executioner.  In keeping with Sutter’s dark and violent material, the series centers on one of King Edward III’s warrior knights whose soul is broken by war, but must pick up the sword when violence finds him once again.  Sutter will pen the script with filming on the pilot slated to begin late next year when Sons of Anarchy wraps for good.  Hit the jump for more.

kurt-sutter-the-bastard-executionerDeadline reports that The Bastard Executioner has been given a pilot order by FX, with Sutter, Grazer and Francie Calfo on as executive producers.  Sutter kept his reaction simple, saying:

“I love the network. I love the world. I love the blood.”

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf had a bit more to say on the project and continuing the relationship with Sutter:

“[H]e has conceived a deep, provocative and historically precise narrative journey into our Medieval past– and I have no doubt The Bastard Executioner will be another remarkably original and gripping series. We’re also thrilled to be in business with Brian Grazer who is one of the most gifted film and television producers in the business.”

Speaking of Grazer, he expanded a bit more on the idea behind The Bastard Executioner:

“I find the executioner to be an incredibly fascinating and provocative character,” Grazer said. “He deals with the highest order and the lowest order in the culture. It’s about as morally complex a profession as you can imagine, and it is going to make for a spellbinding series.”

Good news for Sutter fans!




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  • IMPYEMU

    Sounds interesting.

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  • Andrew from Troy

    Whatever happened to Diva. Clown. Killer. and Lucas Stand?

  • Nino

    They should cast Opie, he’ll make good medieval worrier.

    • Nino

      warrior, lol

    • Leo Spaceman

      Ya he put up a pretty good fight when surrounded and only armed with a metal pipe. But Hurst is a terrific actor and probably would fall into that kind of role incredibly well. Its a shame he is on that other show, it looks like such a waste a his talents.

  • Leo Spaceman

    I am a huge fan of Sutter, but I am disappointed he is doing this show. Sutter takes his shows seriously and this probably means he will be only doing this show for the next 7 years. Medieval shows are kind of hard for me to get interested in and don’t get me wrong I will really give this show a shot, but I really would have wanted to keep Sutter on the streets dealing with gangs and violence, not many people can do it better than him. I we do have to deal with another character like Gemma where we wait seven seasons to watch that bitch finally get killed at least we can see her get burned at the stake for being a witch. Seriously, even before the ending of finale I was thinking that I really hope Gemma dies before the show ends, but with that ending I truly wanted to see her burned alive.

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