Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has expressed interest in a guest spot on The Bastard Executioner but there’s one problem….
For seven seasons, Charlie Hunnam captivated audiences playing Jax Teller in the outlaw biker drama Sons of Anarchy from creator Kurt Sutter.
The show ended last December and since that time Hunnam has signed on to star in just about every movie being made in Hollywood. OK, that’s an exaggeration but he’s attached to a ton of projects including Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur which is still filming and he’s also signed on for The Lost City of Z’ which is just starting to film as well a survival film titled The Mountain Between Us.
Oh yeah he’s also expected to reprise his role in the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel from director Guillermo Del Toro.
So it’s understandable why Hunnam doesn’t have a lot of free time to do television these days although according to his old boss from Sons of Anarchy, he’s definitely interested in appearing on his new show The Bastard Executioner.
“Charlie really wants to come and do, like, a little arc but, he’s sort of booked solid for the next three years, so I don’t know if that’ll happen,” Sutter said recently. “But we still have Timothy V. Murphy and I’m sure we’ll get some of our Irish dudes that we cast at some point on Sons. It’s hard to schlep over American actors. It’s been primarily British actors, other than all the people that are related to me that are in the show.”
Sutter’s new series is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the Fall as he goes from motorcycles to England in the 1300’s as he follows a soldier in the charge of King Edward III who lays down his weapon after seeing the horrors of war before being forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.
The show is slated for a 10 episode first season debuting on FX on September 15 for a special two-hour premiere. Considering the attention The Bastard Executioner has received already, it’s hard to imagine the show won’t get picked up for a second season.
So maybe if The Bastard Executioner sticks around as long as Sons of Anarchy, Sutter and Hunnam could team up again. If not there’s always the Sons of Anarchy prequel that’s still in the works…