FX's The Bastard Executioner — Featurette: 'First Look'

source:   fxnetworks.com, youtube.com

added: Sun, Aug 16th '15

Come next month, Kurt Sutter is gonna get medieval on your ass. The "Sons of Anarchy" creator seems to have traded in leather biker jackets for chain-mail armor as his new FX show, "The Bastard Executioner," is set in 14th-century northern Wales and tells the story of a former knight-turned-farmer (Australian newcomer Lee Jones) who must assume the identity of a journeyman executioner to fulfill his destiny.

The cable network has released a brand-new sneak peek preview, which offers viewers their best look yet at the upcoming 10-episode series that also stars Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Brian F. O'Byrne (Aquarius), Elen Rhys, Flora Spencer-Longhurst and Timothy V. Murphy (True Detective).

Emmy-winner director/producer Paris Barclay (Sons of Anarchy, Glee) helms the first two episodes. "The Bastard Executioner" is set to launch on Tuesday nights, starting on September 15th.

synopsis:
The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny.

Guided by Annora, a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett, a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love, Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.

 

directed by   Paris Barclay (pilot)

starring   Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Brian F. O'Byrne, Elen Rhys, Flora Spencer-Longhurst and Timothy V. Murphy, Kyle Rees, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Kurt Sutter

release date   September 15, 2015 (on FX)

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