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‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Paris Barclay to Direct Kurt Sutter FX Pilot

Kurt Sutter has tapped “Sons of Anarchy” alum Paris Barclay to direct his next pilot for FX.

Barclay will also exec produce the pilot for “The Bastard Executioner.” Barclay at present is an exec producer on “Sons” and has directed 15 episodes of the intense drama about a motorcycle gang. He’s also prexy of the Directors Guild of America.

Sutter is writing the script for “Executioner” and exec producing with Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Series is being produced by Fox 21 and FX Prods.

A period drama, “The Bastard Executioner” 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. Though when violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.

Production is set to take place in Wales in early 2015.

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