Kurt Sutter’s FX ‘Bastard Executioner’ Sets Ed Sheeran to Recur, Seriously
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.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, six-time Grammy nominee will take the recurring role of Sir Cormac, an “ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.” Sheeran has been popping up on the small-screen of late (:::tips hat to lone Undateable viewer:::), but also contributed a track to the final season of Sons of Anarchy, after admitting his fandom to Kurt Sutter over Twitter. No word if Sheeran will contribute to The Bastard Executioner musically, though it seems a strong possibility.
The Bastard Executioner follows “a warrior knight in King Edward III’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.” Lee Jones will play the title role, with will True Blood star Stephen Moyer acting as his right hand man Milus, Katey Sagal appearing as “Annora of the Alders,” and even native Welshman and The Americans lead Matthew Rhys lands in a guest role.
The full Bastard Executioner cast list also offers an expansive preview of the new series, but in the meantime, you can check out the teaser trailers below, and stay tuned for the FX premiere sometime this coming September.