FX has set the cast for The Bastard Executioner, their hour-long drama pilot from Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.
Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful), Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Sam Spruell (Snow White And The Huntsman), Darren Evans (Galavant), Timothy V. Murphy (The Lone Ranger), Sarah White, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sarah Sweeny and newcomer Lee Jones have joined the project as series regulars, TVWise has learned.
Created by Kurt Sutter, The Bastard Executioner tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight in King Edward I’s 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.
Dannay Sapani has been cast as Berber The Moor, Kurt Sutter as The Dark Mute, Katey Sagal as Annora Of The Alders, Stephen Moyer as Milus Corbett, Sam Spruell as Toran Prichard, Darren Evans as Ash y Goedwig, Timothy V. Murphy as Father Ruskin, Sarah White as Isabel Kiffin, Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Baroness Lowry ‘Love’ Aberffraw Ventris, Sarah Sweeny as Jessamy Maddox, and Lee Jones as the lead Wilkin Brattle.
In addition Matthew Rhys, who is currently one of the leads in the FX cold war spy drama The Americans, has joined the pilot in a guest starring role. He will play Gruffudd y Blaidd, The Wolf. Leader of the Welsh rebels who is described as being smart, fearless and of noble blood. The Bastard Executioner is in second position to The Americans.
The Bastard Executioner is the latest collaboration between FX and Sutter, who in addition to creating Sons Of Anarchy was a staff writer on The Shield. The drama, which received a pilot order back in December 2013, is being produced by FX Productions and Fox 21. The executive producers are Kurt Sutter, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay – the latter of whom is also attached to direct.