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FX has ordered a pilot for “The Bastard Executioner,” a new drama project from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter.

From Fox 21 and FX Prods. , “Bastard” is a period drama that tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward III’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.

Sutter created and penned the pilot and is exec producing alongside Brian Grazer (“Arrested Development”) and Francie Calfo.

“For 13 years at FX, starting as a writer and working his way up to an executive producer on ‘The Shield,’ then as creator/executive producer of ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ Kurt has interwoven literary and pulp storytelling within two of the most successful series in cable history,” said FX chief John Landgraf. “Now he has conceived a deep, provocative and historically precise narrative journey into our Medieval past — and I have no doubt ‘The Bastard Executioner’ will be another remarkably original and gripping series.”

“Sons of Anarchy” just wrapped its sixth season on FX, and season seven of the biker drama will be its last. Sutter has expressed interest in a prequel series to “Sons,” one that would explore origin stories and potentially be in miniseries format.

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