‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter’s latest series ‘The Bastard Executioner’ will receive a 2-hour debut plus new plot details have been revealed…
‘The Bastard Executioner’ will be one of the fall’s most highly anticipated shows and FX is rolling out the red carpet for the latest series from ‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter.
‘The Bastard Executioner’ will get a 10 episode first season with a special two-hour debut on Tuesday night September 15. The show will then move into a regular Tuesday night slot with a 10pm ET start time.
Details about the nature of the series were also revealed by FX on Friday with a full layout of the story that will kick off in just over a month.
“The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle (Lee Jones), a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner.
“Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny. Guided by Annora (Katey Sagal), a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett (Stephen Moyer), a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love Ventris (Flora Spencer-Longhurst), Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.”
The fact that the words ‘blood-soaked’ get typed right into the show’s description should tell you right away that violence will not be at a minimum on this series, but Sutter promises just like his previous work on ‘Sons of Anarchy’, every action will have an equal reaction as a result.
“My mandate, as it was on Sons, is that the violence — as absurd as it could be sometimes on Sons — always came from an organic place. For every violent act, there were ramifications. That’s my same mandate here,” Sutter said.
“Yes, it’s a medieval setting, and the laws in terms of punishment were brutal and heinous. That’s a reality of the world. And there are ways to portray that violence that don’t make it openly gratuitous. Anything that happens — be it a battle sequence, or an execution, or a torture scene — comes out of story. And it always has some ramification.”
Check out a few of the teasers for ‘The Bastard Executioner’ below and follow along as Nerdcore Movement recaps the show starting on September 15: