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The Bastard Executioner


Kurt Sutter is going medieval on audiences' asses with The Bastard Executioner. The first trailer for his new FX series hit the Internet after Comic-Con and it'll make you feel things. What kind of things? That depends on the kind of person you are.

Set in the early 14th century, the show follows a knight who vows to give up fighting...until he is forced to become the executioner.

Bastard Executioner stars True Blood's Stephen Moyer, Sutter, Darren Evans, Lee Jones, Elen Rhys, Sam Spruell, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Timothy V. Murphy, Brian F. O'Byrne, Kyle Rees and Katey Sagal. You may have a hard time spotting Sagal because she looks completely unrecognizable in the trailer. And now maybe she'll finally get some gosh darn Emmy love!

"I love history. I love theology. I love blood. It's been very satisfying weaving fact and fiction to create a new mythology that combines all these elements," Sutter said in a statement when FX announced it ordered 10 episodes. "And with this extraordinary cast—Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal and newcomer Lee Jones—this world explodes on screen. I love working with FX and Fox21TVS. They've been my family for 15 years. They not only tolerate me, they embrace my extremely disturbing storytelling sensibilities."

Sutter, Paris Barclay, Francie Caifo and Brian Grazer are executive producers on the series.

"From his important contributions to The Shield to his epic run on Sons of Anarchy, Kurt has been one of FX's most visionary artists, and we are proud to get him back on the air so soon after the unquestionable success of Sons," FX's John Landgraf said in a statement. "The Bastard Executioner has lined up an extraordinary creative team, with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay joining Kurt as executive producers and an amazing cast led by Katey Sagal, Stephen Moyer and Lee Jones in the signature role as the Executioner himself. We knew they could deliver something special and, under the expert direction of Paris, they did just that. The fans can't wait for the first season, and neither can we."

The Bastard Executioner debuts this fall on FX.