"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter will reportedly start shooting for his new show "The Bastard Executioner" from March.
The principal shooting of the show will take place in Wales, the UK. Paris Barclay will reportedly direct the pilot of the show. Barclay has directed 15 episodes of "Sons of Anarchy" and reportedly shares great rapport with Sutter. Sutter's wife Katey Sagal, who played the role of Gemma in "SOA" is set to star in the show.
Sutter has been on the lookout for perfect locations in Wales. He is particularly interested in shooting at the Caerphilly Castle, in South Wales. The castle was built in 13th century and has been the site of a slew of big battles, according to Bastardexecutioner.net.
"The Bastard Executioner" tells the story of a knight in King Edward III's army. He decides to give up weapons after witnessing the horrific consequences of a war. However, circumstances compel him to pick up the sword again, famously known as Executioner's sword.
"It is sort of fun of jumping into completely different world, completely different time, completely different vernacular, it's a toughest thing for me right now with the pilot is the story is all broken on my board here but you know trying to find different rhythms of speech and vernacular," said Sutter about the show, in one of his previous video blogs.
"The Bastard Executioner" will air on FX Network. It was announced in December 2013. It is still not known who will feature in the show; however, it has been reported that British actors will be roped in for major roles.
The historical drama is Sutter's third show after "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy." The show is expected to become as big a phenomenon as "SOA."