So much for Kurt Sutter taking any time off once “Sons of Anarchy” comes to a close. After completing the upcoming seventh season of the FX drama, the showrunner has seemingly found his next project already for the network, and it revolves primarily around a subject that he should be very familiar with at this point: Violence. According to a new report from Deadline, he and Brian Grazer are working on a pilot for a period show entitled “The Bastard Executioner” that focuses on a warrior from the time of Edward III who ends up picking up the sword and destroying those doomed to die after suffering some sort of psychological turmoil.
Obviously, the good news here is that Sutter fans are not going to have to wait very long to see something new that, save for violence, will feel very different from “Sons of Anarchy.” However, there will still be opportunities for him to employ a similar sort of gritty tone, and possibly even work with some of the same actors if he is interested.
This new project has risen to the top of Sutter’s to-do list, even above some other ideas that he has been working on for some time, including a possible “Sons of Anarchy” prequel (which would probably be more of a limited series than anything else) and also a dark comedy featuring his wife Katey Sagal. Suffice it to say, this guy is suddenly very busy just as his landmark hit is coming to a close. But so long as he continues to want to work, we imagining FX not wanting to let him go. After all, He has already brought them their most-successful show in history when you look just at 18-49 demo ratings alone. Unless something terrible happens in production, the odds are good for this show to make it on the air. Having an established producer like Grazer on board is also a nice touch.
You can read some more news on the final “Sons of Anarchy” season here, and we will have some more news all about this new show as it comes out.