Kurt Sutter's follow-up to 'Sons of Anarchy' has been cancelled by FX, and the writer himself has taken the step of acknowledging its shortcomings publicly.
Kurt Sutter’s medieval follow-up to his smash series ‘Sons of Anarchy’, titled ‘The Bastard Executioner’, has been cancelled by FX after just one series – and the writer himself has taken the highly unusual step of playing an active part in his own show’s demise.
Rather than let the show fade into ignominy after its initial run of 10 episodes, the 55 year old bought advertising space on Deadline to acknowledge the hard work that the cast and crew had put in to bring his tale of warrior knights in 12th century Wales to life, while being frank that the viewing figures weren’t good enough to make it sustainable.
“We did not hold back from showing the brutality of living in 1325 Wales,” Sutter also told Variety in a statement about his show’s premature end, with the series finale airing this Tuesday (November 17th).
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Ed Sheeren has been cast in the role of Sir Cormac, the deadly sidekick of a church elder, in the upcoming historical fiction drama series, ‘The Bastard Executioner’.
Ed Sheeran has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming FX drama, The Bastard Executioner. Kurt Sutter, the creator of FX’s Sons of Anarchy, has created the upcoming series which is set in 14th century Britain.
Ed Sheeran at the unveiling of his waxwork in Madame Tussauds, New York, in May 2015.
Hall H at Comic-Con was treated to a short preview ahead of the new series
Details of the seventh and final season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ have been coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con. At the last of the show’s panels at the convention over the weekend, its creator Kurt Sutter made a number of revelations about the future of the show in addition to unveiling some exclusive teaser footage of the series.
Charlie Hunnam is the star of 'Sons of Anarchy', whose final season is due to air in September
Sutter played a brief montage of the show’s characters two weeks after the death of Tara Knowles, which was the final action of the sixth season. The clip, noticeably darker in tone to previous seasons, was applauded wildly by all those in attendance at the panel.
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The 'Sons of Anarchy' season six finale was one of the most harrowing pieces of television in 2013.
The Sons of Anarchy season six finale was some showstopper. Completely at odds with the subtle beauty of Breaking Bad's wrap-up episode, the FX drama went the whole hog and we had a drowning, a stabbing and two rather bloody deaths. SPOILERS AHEAD. Obviously.
Charlie Hunnam in the Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Finale
The Sons of Anarchy season six finale saw Tara (Maggie Siff) lying stone cold dead in her kitchen as a crying Jax (Charlie Humman) cradled her in his arms. Her killer was none other than Gemma (Katey Sagal) who, under the influence of marijuana, drowned her in the sink, stabbed her repeatedly and left her to bleed. Lovely.
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Kurt Sutter was joined by series stars Maggie Siff and Katey Sagal for a Q&A regarding the explosive 'SoA' season finale
The finale of Sons of Anarchy's sixth season left fans with their jaws wide open as it came to a heartfelt close last night (10 Dec.) - SPOILERS AHEAD - as Tara (Maggie Siff) laid dead in the arms of a crying Jax (Charlie Hunnam) having being stabbed to death by an enraged Gemma (Katey Sagal) armed with a carving fork.
Sagal (L) and Siff (R) provided the emotional and shocking ending to season six
The death was shocking (what the hell kind of weed was Gemma even smoking?), but the circumstances around the death made it heartbreaking, as Jax gave Tara permission to leave Charming with her boys and under her own terms while he served time for providing guns to the boy who shot up the elementary school at the opening of season six. Taking unwarranted revenge on Tara after receiving some bad information, Gemma's heinous act also resulted in the death of Eli Roosevelt (Rockond Dunbar) at the hands of Juice (Theo Rossi) after witnessing the killing.
Katey Sagal discusses the portrayal of domestic violence on 'Sons of Anarchy' and her character, Gemma's, development over the upcoming season.
Katey Sagal who stars in Sons of Anarchy as Gemma discussed the issues raised by the season four episode 'Hands'.
Katey Sagal at the L.A. premiere of Pacific Rim.
The episode shocked many viewers who saw the show depict domestic violence between Gemma (Sagal) and Clay (Ron Perlman). The brutal scene which saw Clay beat his wife Gemma left many viewers wondering if the couple should get back together and if this would encourage those in violent relationships to do the same.
'Sons of Anarchy' creator announced the sixth season of the show would include controversial scenes.
Sons of Anarchy season six promises to have violent and controversial scenes and plotlines. Creator Kurt Sutter announced on Friday, at the Television Critics Association press tour, that one scene would depict a school shooting. The perpetrator of the shooting is to be a young boy.
Charlie Hunnam at the L.A. premiere of Pacific Rim, held at the Dolby Theatre.
It could be a little close for comfort for the US audience as such tragedies have not merely been fictional portrayals of violence, but a horrifying reality.
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