There will be blood. That’s what “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter promised gore-loving fans to expect in his upcoming -- and highly anticipated -- period drama “The Bastard Executioner,” which is set to air its 10-episode premiere this fall.
Audiences got a first look of the forthcoming FX series, which takes place in England throughout the late Middle Ages, when a trailer was unveiled at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. In the 30-second video, titled “Vengeance,” viewers were introduced to the stomach-turning storyline of a 14th century warrior knight in King Edward’s army who retires his weapon following a horrific battle. However, according the synopsis of “The Bastard Executioner,” the violence finds him once again, forcing him to swing away as the deadly executioner.
Fans got another taste of the blood-soaked series on Monday when two trailers from the historical fiction were released. In the first video, audiences are ordered to kneel beside the executioner as he bows down with his slaying sword in tow. But as the character bends his knees (to what appears to be a light in the shape of an upside down cross), fans notice dozen of weapons, from axes to scythes, neatly place on the wall behind the featured protagonist.
Speaking of the cropping tool, the second trailer unleashed, titled “Scythe,” shows a man swinging away at the harvest, which quickly evolves into a scene between two men sword fighting. And when the scene ends, it looks as though only one of the warriors walks out of the field alive.
FX Network president John Landgraf stated his excitement for the forthcoming FX series 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,” he gushed.
“The Bastard Executioner” will debut this fall on FX.