I was scanning through the television listings and a name caught my eye. Kurt Sutter. The genius mind behind Sons of Anarchy returns to television with The Bastard Executioner for FX. The new series premieres tonight and is set in the middle ages, promising a bloody and intriguing hour every week. If it has half the brutality that Sons had, I think fans of Game of Thornes (such as myself) might enjoy the new show. Joining Sutter from Anarchy are Katey Sagal and Timothy V Murphy, and I’m sure that we’ll see many other regulars of his. Also in the new series are Lee Jones, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Flora Spencer-Longhurst.
Official Show Description: The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny.
Guided by Annora, a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett, a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love, Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.
The Bastard Executioner premieres tonight at 10pm on FX.
Also on tonight…
NBC: America’s Got Talent (competition)
CBS: Big Brother (reality competition)
PBS: In Their Own Words (docu)
ABCFAM: Monica the Medium (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men: Revealed (reality)
ESQUI: American Ninja Warrior (competition)
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club (reality)
ABC: Dancing With the Stars: First Dances (competition)
CBS: Zoo (drama)
ABCFAM: Next Step Realty: NYC (reality)
BRAVO: Below Deck (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men (reality)
E!: Total Divas (wrestling reality)
SYFY: Face Off (competition)
FOOD: Chopped (food competition)
NBC: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (variety)
A&E: Storage Wars: Behind the Locker (reality)
BET: Real Husbands of Hollywood (spoof)
BRAVO: My Fab 40th (docu)
COMEDY: Tosh.0/Drunk History (comedy)
DSC: Rebel Gold (reality)
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