FX Picks Up Period Executioner Pilot from SONS OF ANARCHY Creator

FX is growing its relationship with SONS OF ANARCHY creator Kurt Sutter.

According to Deadline, the network has ordered Sutter's latest project Imagine TV's Brian Grazer, THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, to pilot. 'EXECUTIONER' "tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward III'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."

"For 13 years at FX, starting as a writer and working his way up to an Executive Producer on The Shield, then as Creator/Executive Producer of Sons of Anarchy, Kurt has interwoven literary and pulp storytelling within two of the most successful series in cable history," said John Landgraf, FX Networks CEO, in a statement to Deadline. "Now he has conceived a deep, provocative and historically precise narrative journey into our Medieval past- and I have no doubt The Bastard Executioner will be another remarkably original and gripping series. We're also thrilled to be in business with Brian Grazer who is one of the most gifted film and television producers in the business."

FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, and Legit, and the late night series Brand X With Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, the critically acclaimed drama The Americans and the upcoming drama series The Bridge. FXP currently has production output deals in place with RCG Productions, the Production Company of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Executive Producer/Showrunners Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County Productions, the Production Company of Archer Executive Producer/Showrunners Adam Reed and Matt Thompson. FXP recently announced a cable exclusive, first-look pact with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force Production Company, producers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid feature franchise and The Hunger Games. It was the first POD deal for FX Productions that was not established through a prior existing relationship with the studio. FXP has a first-look cable deal with Paul Giamatti, Dan Carey and their Production Company, Touchy Feely Films. FXP is also producing limited series and miniseries for FX and FOX.

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