'Sons of Anarchy' Creator's New Show Stars Familiar Faces from 'True Blood' & 'SoA'

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True Blood and Sons of Anarchy: two great tastes that taste great together? We’ll find out soon if two of the shows’ biggest stars will deliver some solid small-screen chemistry together, because they're set to join a brand new show, titled The Bastard Executioner, from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.

 

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The upcoming FX drama series has the following description from IMDB:

The Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward The Thirds 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.

It’s set to start shooting in Wales on March 19, and the show will film alternately between the U.K. and Wales. Sutter and his team were location scouting around Wales earlier this month, and director Paris Barclay shared a couple visual teases via Twitter:

 

True Blood star Stephen Moyer is set for a major role in the show, as is SOA’s Katey Sagal. Show creator Sutter (who is Sagal’s husband) will also be a regular on the show, playing Sagal’s character’s “mute” mate and guardian who rarely speaks or shows his face.

Australian newcomer Lee Jones has the lead role of Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight. Other cast members include Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, and Timothy V. Murphy who recurred on Sons. The Americans' Matthew Rhys will guest star.

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 If Sutter can pull it off, he’s hoping the show will air in the fall, and I’m pretty interested to see what the team comes up with. While I’m not always a huge fan of period dramas, anything from Sutter is going to grab my attention, especially since Katey Sagal’s on board.

What do you think of the lineup for The Bastard Executioners? Will you be checking it out once it makes its way to FX?

Images via FX

 

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