Charlie Hunnam & Kurt Sutter to Team Up Again in SOA Prequel The Bastards Executioner
By Riza Ornos | July 24, 2014 11:37 AM EST
On the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, "Sons of Anarchy" lead star Charlie Hunnam expressed his interested to join SOA showrunner Kurt Sutter on his latest period drama "The Bastards Executioner." Set in 1300s London, Sutter is venturing out of U.S. and will shoot his new film in U.K. for its spring 2015 premiere.
Cast member Charlie Hunnam speaks at a panel for the television series ''Sons of Anarchy'' during the FX portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California August 2, 2013.
"He f***ing better put me on it," said the "Crimson Peak" actor during SOA's summer press tour event in an interview posted on Zap2it. "It's like, what the f***. I've given him everything I've got for seven years, so yeah, I would love to go and be on that show. Maybe just for a season or two -- or for more, whatever -- but he's going to be in big trouble if he doesn't invite me."
Best known for penning the script of Brad Pitt's "Vlad the Impaler," Hunnam is very much familiar about the era the show will be set in and not to mention he has the accent and the passport to work in Sutter's U.K. set. "I really am interested, and particularly in English history and that period of English history. It sounds really great, his idea. He's going to create something pretty exciting," he added.
"A story about a warrior knight in King Edward III's charge," "The Bastards Executioner" was given a green light by FX as Sutter teamed up with Imagine's Brian Grazer. The tattooed series creator is expected to start working for his new show once "Sons of Anarchy" season 7 wraps up, with filming of the pilot to start late this year.
When asked if he will invite Charlie to join him in "the Bastards Executioner," Sutter revealed in the press tour panel that the British actor is one of the few actors he can use because of his dual citizenship. The upcoming period drama will join FX's three drama projects; "American Horror Story," "The Strain," and "Tyrant."
"He deals with the highest order and the lowest order in the culture. It's about as morally complex a profession as you can imagine, and it is going to make for a spellbinding series," said Grazer in an interview with Deadline.
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