Any surprise that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter would dive right back into FX for medieval drama The Bastard Executioner was compounded by the series’ lackluster performance, quietly airing its season finale only last night. That “season” has notably, and publicly become “series,” as Sutter himself opted to announce its cancellation via a Hollywood Reporter ad.
The Bastard Executioner
FX's 'The Bastard Executioner' brings plenty of Kurt Sutter's same 'Sons of Anarchy' style to the middle ages, but does the sword-swinging followup cut twice as deep? Our early spoiler-free review, before 'The Bastard Executioner' makes his first kill in tonight's two-hour premiere.
More and more each year, TV executives quake in their stylish, yet affordable boots over the exponential increase in peak TV, even as us ravenous viewers eagerly take it all in. Fall 2015 is no exception, cramming your DVR with everything from superheroes new and old, to Scream-ing gore-fests, animated staples and so much more. You’d need some sort of … television … guidance … periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you, we’ve compiled over 30 of Fall 2015's biggest must-see premieres. Remember to sleep, and take in the onslaught of fall 2015's TV madness by our full preview!
Despite Sons of Anarchy’s end only arriving late last year, we’re already set to begin another cycle of creator Kurt Sutter’s violent narrative by next week’s premiere of FX’s The Bastard Executioner. We’ve seen a few brief spots, but the gorgeous production design is on full display by the full set of photos from next week’s premiere.
The pickup of Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s FX followup The Bastard Executioner seemingly put to rest any immediate notion of an Anarchy spinoff (or prequel miniseries), but it seems you cant keep a good motorcycle gang down. Sutter has reportedly begun work on a spinoff after all, one focused on the Mayan motorcycle gang featured heavily through the series.
Kurt Sutter’s FX Sons of Anarchy followup The Bastard Executioner has hacked off a few teasers and trailers by now, but we still haven’t found the strongest sense of the new medieval-set series. That changes with a full behind-the-scenes trailer for the series, chock full of testimony from cast and crew, and new footage.
Kurt Sutter will soon return to FX without missing a beat from Sons of Anarchy’s final ride, this time around heading to medieval Wales for The Bastard Executioner. Already the series had a bit of Teller carryover in Katey Sagal, but how likely are Charlie Hunnam or other SAMCRO greats to put in appearances on The Bastard Executioner?
Now that FX’s TCA presence has fully gotten underway (infecting us all with a third Strain), some of the fall’s most anticipated releases have their official premieres. Not only does the hotly-awaited Fargo have a Season 2 date to slide into the ‘70s, but so too will the American Horror Story: Hotel open for business alongside The Bastard Executioner.
Kurt Sutter’s FX Bastard Executioner should prove one of the more interesting experiments of the fall (and not just by casting Ed Sheeran), and even after its first trailer, each teaser takes us a little closer into a world of medieval horror. Swords swing, blood flies, and supporting cast are all on display in a new round of Bastard Executioner teases.
Kurt Sutter’s FX Sons of Anarchy followup The Bastard Executioner has shown off a few bits and pieces in recent weeks, but for those worried the 14th century setting would rule out Sons’ taste in music, artists will at least be present in some form. Enter The Bastard Executioner’s newest arrival, Ed Sheeran! No, we’re not kidding.