“The Bastard Executioner” starts chopping off heads in September and from the looks of the latest video promos, it’s going to be bloody.
The 10-episode FX series from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter is set in the late Middle Ages during the reign of England’s King Edward I (he ruled from 1272 to 1307). It premieres at 9 pm. Sept. 15 on FX.
“The Bastard Executioner” tells the story of a broken knight who vows to give up his sword and never fight again. I’m guessing he’ll pick up that sword again before the end of the premiere episode.
Lee Jones stars as Wilkin Brattle, that conflicted knight at the center of the series. Other cast members include Sutter, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, 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.
Sutter will serve as executive producer along with producers Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay. Sutter wrote the pilot script, which was directed by his longtime collaborator Barclay. The project is being produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
UPDATE: “TBX” has been axed by FX and the videos removed.
Fear the wrath of the Bastard Executioner
Skilled. Deadly. Will show no mercy.
Vengeance is the only sound he hears
Get a first look at “The Bastard Executioner” with the cast and crew