The Bastard Executioner has been axed.
Kurt Sutter’s medieval drama series has been canceled after only one season.
The expensive series (for a basic cable network, at least) delivered low ratings and was roundly trounced by critics (EW gave it a C-grade).
Sutter claimed credit for ending his show in a trade ad, the Sons of Anarchy creator noting, “I don’t want to write something that nobody’s f—ing watching.”
The Bastard Executioner is a rare example of an FX drama only lasting one season. The channel has previously renewed modestly rated dramas like Tyrant and The Strain.
Sutter is also developing a spin-off for Anarchy about the Mayans motorcycle club.
Bastard Executioner was set in 14th century Wales and followed a Welsh knight (Lee Jones).