Kurt Sutter’s ‘Bastard Executioner’ Pilot to Be Directed by ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Vet Paris Barclay

FX period drama will begin production early next year

Kurt Sutter and Paris Barclay are teaming up again.

“Sons of Anarchy” creator Sutter’s upcoming pilot for FX, “The Bastard Executioner,” will be executive produced and directed by veteran television director Paris Barclay, the network said Wednesday.

Barclay’s credits include 15 episodes of “Sons of Anarchy.” His final directing job on “Sons” is the penultimate episode of the series, which airs Dec. 2.

Barclay also serves as an executive producer on the biker drama.

The pilot is a period drama that tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward II’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.

Production on “The Bastard Executioner” is scheduled to begin in Wales early next year.

Barclay’s other television credits include “In Treatment,” “Cold Case,” “Glee” and FX’s “The Shield.”

Paradigm and Steve Lovett represent Barclay. WME represents Sutter.

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