FX orders period drama pilot from 'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has a new drama in the works at FX.

The pilot, titled The Bastard Executioner, was announced today by the network and described as a period drama about a warrior knight in the age of King Edward III. He’s described as a man “who is broken by the ravages of war” and despite a vow to lay down his sword soon finds himself picking up “the bloodiest sword of all.”

Production is scheduled to start in 2014. Sutter created the project and will serve as executive producer. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will also serve as EPs.

“I find the executioner to be an incredibly fascinating and provocative character. He deals with the highest order and the lowest order in the culture,” said Grazer in a statement. “It’s about as morally complex a profession as you can imagine, and it is going to make for a spellbinding series.”

While Sutter, whose show Sons of Anarchy just concluded its highest-rated season yet, said, “I love the network. I love the world. I love the blood.”


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