If you thought Kurt Sutter did a good job turning the fictional small town community of Charming, California into a hellscape of biker violence on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, imagine what the writer can do with medieval England as his backdrop. Sutter’s new FX series, The Bastard Executioner, stars Lee Jones (a Hollywood newcomer fresh out of the Australian beefcake factory) as a knight fighting in King Edward I’s army. Tired of bloodshed, Jones’s character vows to lay down the sword but is soon forced to pick it back up when a new threat arises.
In addition to Jones, The Bastard Executioner also features Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Stephen Moyer (True Blood), and Kurt Sutter himself, who will play one of the main characters in the show’s first season. The Bastard Executioner premieres this fall.