The Bastard Executioner TV show secures full series order

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has reason to celebrate, as his latest offering The Bastard Executioner has just snagged a full series order for ten episodes. FX’s golden boy delivered seven solid seasons of bikes, blood and booze on Sons and by the looks of things, the network has high hopes for a repeat performance.

Production on the pilot episode of The Bastard Executioner recently wrapped in Wales and follows the story of a knight in King Edward I’s service. When the perils and general weariness of war begin to weigh on him, he tosses aside the sword until further bloodshed lands at his feet - forcing him to fight again.

“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" said Sutter in a statement, "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.”

Newcomer Lee Jones stars - as spotted above in the first image from the show - alongside True Blood’s Stephen Moyer and Sons alum Katey Sagal. The series is rounded out by Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys.

The Bastard Executioner will debut later this year on FX.

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