The Bastard Executioner is an American historical drama series created by Kurt Sutter that premiered on September 15, 2015, on cable network FX. The show was cancelled after only one season aired. [1]


Set in the early 14th century, a knight in King Edward I's army is broken by the horrors of war and vows to lay down his weapon. But when violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all: an executioner's sword.


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The first season received mixed to negative reviews, receiving praise for the action scenes, writing and performances, but criticizing the fact that the series relies on violence rather than a storyline. It holds a rating of 49% (rotten) on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 53 critics. The website's consensus reads: "Kurt Sutter's The Bastard Executioner doesn't want for dark thrills, but it unfortunately has more enthusiasm for brutality and gore than necessary narrative focus." Out of 37 reviews in Metacritic, twelve were positive, twenty-three were mixed, and two were negative, for a rating of 55.


  1. The Bastard Executioner - Canceled by FX - SpoilerTV