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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.

Bastard Executioner was set in 14th century Wales and followed a Welsh knight (Lee Jones).

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