“Sons of Anarchy” Season 6 has come to an end, but creator Kurt Sutter still has plenty of work to do. The show has one more season, and now Sutter has teamed with “Arrested Development” executive producer Brian Grazer for “The Bastard Executioner,” a pilot at FX.
The news comes from Deadline, which reports that the period drama will follow a knight under King Edward III’s charge who is forced to wield his sword once again, after vowing he was done. Though it’s not bikers and gun trade, don’t expect any less violence. After all, Kurt is involved. “I love the network. I love the world. I love the blood,” he says.
The plan is for Sutter to write the pilot, based on an idea Grazer had, while the two will executive produce with Francie Calfo. The pilot isn’t expected to shoot until late 2014, after Kurt has wrapped the final season of “Sons of Anarchy.”
The big question is what effect “The Bastard Executioner” will have on Sutter’s other idea, the planned “Sons of Anarchy” prequel series. The show, which centers around the original members of SAMCRO is expected to be set in the 60s. Kurt has said he doesn’t want to move right into the series as soon as “Sons” ends, but if “The Bastard Executioner” is a hit it could take quite a while.