A new drama project in the works at FX has strong connections to the channel’s hit biker show “Sons of Anarchy.” Deadline.com reports that the cast is now set for the pilot “The Bastard Executioner,” with “SOA’s” Katey Sagal and her husband, “SOA” and “Bastard Executioner” creator Kurt Sutter, both among the cast regulars.
“Sutter is breaking in new talent, casting unknown Australian theater actor Lee Jones as the lead,” the report notes, adding: “‘True Blood’ star Stephen Moyer and Sam Spruell are set for major roles in the period drama.”
Sutter will reportedly play the “mute” mate and guardian to Sagal’s character, rarely speaking and not showing his face.
“Rounding out the regular cast of the Fox 21 TV Studios-FX Prods-Imagine project are fellow ‘SOA’ alum Timothy V. Murphy, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Sarah White, and Sarah Sweeney,” the story reports.
Matthew Rhys of “The Americans” will reportedly guest-star in the pilot.