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'The Bastard Executioner': First Look at 'Sons of Anarchy' Creator's New Show

30 July 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kurt Sutter's beloved drama series Sons of Anarchy came to an end last fall, but fans won't have to wait too long for the writer/producer's next series, The Bastard Executioner. Following the first trailer's debut earlier this month, FX has released four brief trailers for the medieval series, which tease a beheading, a rebellion, one warrior's vision of the past and the similarities between a cross and a sword. The trailers reveal a September debut for the upcoming series, but an exact premiere date has not been announced yet.

The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle Lee Jones), a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, »

- MovieWeb

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U.K.’s ITV Extends Relationship with ‘The Americans’

20 July 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Commercial broadcaster ITV has secured exclusive rights in the U.K. to seasons three and four of espionage drama “The Americans.”

The series, which received two Emmy nominations last week, will air on ITV’s pay TV channel ITV Encore, which is dedicated to bigger-budget drama.

The first two seasons of “The Americans” aired on ITV in June 2013 and May 2014. They will be retransmitted on ITV Encore from this month, with the third season starting later this summer.

The Americans” is a period drama about the complex marriage of two Kgb spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children, grows more passionate and genuine by the day.

The Americans,” which is co-produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Prods., was created by Joe Weisberg (“Falling Skies, »

- Leo Barraclough

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ITV Encore will air The Americans seasons 3 and 4

20 July 2015 3:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV will continue airing FX's period drama The Americans later this year.

The critically-acclaimed Us series' third and fourth seasons will be shown on ITV Encore, starting with season three later this summer.

The first two seasons originally aired on ITV in 2013 and 2014, and will also be repeated on ITV Encore this month.

The Americans follows the difficult marriage of two Kgb spies posing as Americans in Washington DC, soon after Ronald Reagan is elected Us President.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell play arranged husband and wife Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, while their children Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati) have no idea about their parents' real lives.

Sasha Breslau, Head of Acquired Series at ITV, said; "I am delighted to be renewing our partnership with Fox Television on The Americans, a truly distinctive, utterly compelling drama which grips you tighter with each season. It feels like the perfect fit for ITV Encore. »

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First Trailer For FX’s The Bastard Executioner

17 July 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Never fear, Sons of Anarchy fans – though that acclaimed FX drama has concluded its final season, creator Kurt Sutter is reteaming with the network for this fall’s medieval actioner The Bastard Executioner. Now, a first teaser trailer for the sure-to-be brutal show has landed, and though it’s a relatively content-free look at the series, it does do a little to put us into the program’s period setting.

Katey Sagal stars alongside Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys in the series. Here’s the logline:

Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward The Thirds charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to »

- Isaac Feldberg

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2015 Emmy Nominations: Our Picks for the 10 Biggest Snubs!

16 July 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

There's not enough room for everyone on Emmy nomination morning. While we're doing a Clone Club dance over the fact Tatiana Maslany finally got recognized this year for her work on "Orphan Black," there are a few omissions that still hurt. We're counting down the 10 Biggest Snubs below. Check out the full list of nominees right here! 1.) Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" picked up 7 nominations -- including Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actor for Tituss Burgess as the incredible Titus Andromedon. But Ellie Kemper, who plays the title character on the Netflix show, was left out in the cold.  2.) Empire The show was all anyone could talk about when it was airing, but it only managed to get three nominations this morning.  The series itself was shut out of the Outstanding Drama category, and star Terrence Howard wasn't recognized for his work as Lucious Lyon. 3.) Gina Rodriguez The "Jane the Virgin »

- tooFab Staff

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Emmy Nominations 2015: My Snappy Judgements

16 July 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 2015 Emmy nominations were, as per usual, both thrilling and maddening. For every inspired nod (congrats, Tatiana!) there was one that had me scratching the skin off my scalp (no nomination for Eva Green?! Nothing for Jane the Virgin?!). So without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s list.

RelatedEmmy Nominations: The Full List

I’m Super-Ecstatic About:

* Tatiana Maslany! At long last!

* The Academy making history by nominating two deserving African-American actresses Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson and How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis — in the lead actress drama category. »

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Lee Jones Has Nothing to Lose in ‘The Bastard Executioner’ Trailer (Video)

13 July 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first teaser for FX’s “The Bastard Executioner,” the new period drama from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter, hit the web on Monday. The trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con and aired during Sunday night’s premiere of “The Strain,” features Lee Jones as a 14th-century knight who gives up his life of killing, but ends up becoming executioner. “The Bastard Executioner” features series regulars Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kurt Sutter, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys. Also read: Kurt Sutter's 'Bastard Executioner' Gets. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Heads Rolls in First 'Bastard Executioner' Teaser

13 July 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After Sons of Anarchy reached the end of its road, creator Kurt Sutter revealed that he was planning on traveling to medieval times for a new FX series called The Bastard Executioner. Sunday night at San Diego's Comic-Con, the network offered a glimpse at the upcoming drama about a war-ravaged young knight who's forced once again to pick up his sword and adopt the titular occupation, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

The series, which is currently filming in Wales, will star Lee Jones as the former warrior in King Edward's army, »

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Watch: FX Rolls Out Kurt Sutter’s ‘Bastard Executioner’ Trailer

13 July 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

He’s a Welshman with nothing to lose. What could be more dangerous than that?

Judging by the trailer for creator Kurt Sutter’s period drama “The Bastard Executioner,” fans should assume that the answer is not much else.

The teaser, which was unveiled over the weekend at Comic-Con and also aired on FX during the season two premiere of “The Strain,” shows the eponymous sword wielder (played by newcomer Lee Jones) marching through rows of bodies and not seeming particularly happy about what he sees. What’s his plan to right these injustices? He has none, besides vengeance.

The Bastard Executioner” received a 10-episode series order in May. It premieres this fall on FX. Sutter wrote the pilot, which is directed by fellow “Sons of Anarchy” alum Paris Barclay. They are exec producing along with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. In addition to Jones, the series also stars Katey Sagal, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Comic-Con 2015: Salem Renewed for Third Season

12 July 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Plenty of devious plans for future Salem episodes were discussed at the show's roundtables that Daily Dead took part in at Comic-Con, and now some of those ideas could move forward on the small screen, as Wgn America has officially renewed their witchcraft series for a third season.

Press Release: "The magic continues for Wgn America’s original, breakout hit series “Salem,” with the announcement made today at Comic-Con International: San Diego by the cast and creative team that the supernatural thriller has been renewed for a third season.  The captivating one-hour drama, from Fox 21 Television Studios and creators and writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, boldly reimagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be.  The third season will begin production in Shreveport, La later this year for a 2016 debut. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Americans’ Actor Matthew Rhys Selling La Bachelor Pad

5 July 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"The Americans" star Matthew Rhys is ditching his La bachelor pad for the Atlantic, TMZ has learned. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath Mediterranean home hit the market for $1.3 million … not much more than the $1.26 mill Rhys dropped on it in 2008 with his “Brothers & Sisters” dough. There’s a guesthouse and nice yard for entertaining, but the pad’s real draw is its walk score … blocks away from great restaurants, an organic supermarket and celeb fave The Grove. »

- TMZ Staff

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Watch 12 in-depth Emmy chats with Drama Actor hopefuls: Bob Odenkirk, Jamie Dornan, Sam Heughan ...

3 July 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Did you miss our exclusive Google Hangout chats with 12 of this year's Emmy contenders for Best Drama Actor? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul"), Clive Owen ("The Knick"), Sam Heughan ("Outlander"), Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex"), Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"), Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers"), Jamie Dornan ("The Fall"), Ben McKenzie ("Gotham"), Jeremy Piven ("Mr. Selfridge"), Aden Young ("Rectify"), John Benjamin Hickey ("Manhattan") and Cillian Murphy ("Peaky Blinders"). -Break- How many of them do you think will earn Emmy nominations? Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Bob Odenkirk on the anxiety of following up "Breaking Bad" with spinoff "Better Call Saul": "I don't want to overstate it, but we..."' »

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If I had an Emmy ballot 2015: Who should be nominated?

29 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Voting closed for Emmy nominations on Friday. Ordinarily, I would have already completed my usual If I Had An Emmy Ballot exercise by now, but various other projects got in the way, which means what I'm about to post is even more hypothetical than usual, since it's after the voting deadline. As always, I'm working with the choices listed on the actual Emmy ballots, which means I have to go along with where various shows and actors were categorized and submitted. So I have to consider "Orange Is the New Black" a drama, have to consider Key and Peele supporting actors on their own show, and can't go off the ballot to try nominating an actor like Max Greenfield from "New Girl," who didn't even put his name up for submission. Also, while I've done these as a bunch of separate posts the last few years, this thing's already so »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Best Male Drama Performer of the Year Is André Holland

26 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

All this week, we’re presenting the Vulture TV Awards, honoring the best in television from the past year. The nominees are: Matthew Rhys, The AmericansBen Mendelsohn, BloodlineJeffrey Tambor, TransparentJon Hamm, Mad MenAndré Holland, The Knick And the Best Male Drama Performer is ...André Holland, The Knick When did André Holland become indispensible? Sometime in the last year, probably — and it seemed to happen all at once. He went from “Who’s that guy?” to “I’ll watch that guy in anything” in the space of about three months. I’d liked Holland as Marshall Malloy in NBC’s mostly terrible 1600 Penn and as Wendell Smith in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, but prior to that he’d been cast mostly in small parts that didn’t exactly sear themselves into the mind. Then, all of a sudden, there Holland was playing a lead role on Cinemax’s Boss Tweed–era »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Keri Russell on ‘The Americans’ Graphic Tooth-Pulling Scene and 5 Other Emmy Contender Quickies

24 June 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For Keri Russell, sometimes filming a compelling scene can be like pulling teeth. Literally. With Emmy nominations voting underway, TheWrap spoke to Russell, star of FX’s period spy drama “The Americans,” about Season 3’s highlights. Among them: An excruciating scene during which her TV husband Philip (played by Matthew Rhys) yanks a chomper out of her mouth with a primitiveness that would make the dentist from “The Marathon Man” wince. Also Read: 'Chicago Pd's' Sophia Bush on Her Character's Emotional Meltdown and 5 Other Emmy Contender Quickies Read on for TheWrap’s conversation with Russell. TheWrap: What was the toughest thing you had to do. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Matthew Rhys ('The Americans') on season three reveals and whether Philip will defect [Exclusive Video]

23 June 2015 6:09 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I remember them telling us about Paige and thinking, oh my God, it's finally come to pass," says Matthew Rhys about one of the biggest revelations in the third season of "The Americans," which aired this spring. He and Keri Russell play Kgb spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, and in the episode "Stingers," they finally revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter, Paige (Holly Taylor). (Watch our complete video chat below.) -Break- Is 'The Americans' Emmy-bound after Critics' Choice win? (Editors' slugfest) "It was three seasons of anticipation … and they threw us this enormous T-bone steak to get our teeth into," says Rhys of the Jennings' coming-out scene. But even though they risked exposure and arrest by telling their daughter, he thinks it was a relief for the secretive couple to come clean. "What they've been living and dealing with," he says, "is this press..."' »

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‘The Americans’ Hair Department Chief on the Show’s Creepiest Disguise

8 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s Reagan-era spy drama “The Americans” featured one of the most disturbing stories of this television season — and no, it wasn’t the one where a man was doused in gasoline and burned alive.

Nor was it when Matthew Rhys’ Russian superspy Philip took his wife, Keri Russell’s Elizabeth, by the hand, poured her a stiff drink and then yanked out a couple of her teeth with pliers.

Instead, this season’s squirmiest moments involved Philip creating a phony persona to seduce his newest asset, a rebellious 16-year-old girl (“Martha Marcy May Marlene’s” Julia Garner), because her father is the head of the CIA’s Afghan group.

And what helped send these scenes from merely unsettling head-on into the “Lolita” zone? Rhys’ pervy shag contrasted with Garner’s Shirley Temple ringlets.

Audiences weren’t the only ones who felt dirty about these scenes.

“We were all kind »

- Whitney Friedlander

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TCA Awards: Empire, Transparent, Jane, Americans, Mad Men Lead Nominees

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Television Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 31st Annual TCA Awards, and Fox’s mighty Empire and Amazon’s groundbreaking Transparent lead the pack with four nods apiece.

The CW’s Jane the Virgin, AMC’s Mad Men and FX’s The Americans followed with three nominations each.

RelatedCritics’ Choice Television Awards: HBO, Better Call Saul, Taraji P. Henson and Amy Schumer Among Big Winners

Network-by-network, HBO came out on top with seven total nominations, while ABC, CBS, AMC, and FX each amassed five.

Among the shows looking to succeed Breaking Bad as Program of the »

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‘Empire’ and ‘Transparent’ Lead 2015 TCA Nominations

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Freshman shows topped the Television Critics Association annual awards, with Fox’s “Empire” and Amazon’s “Transparent” leading the pack with four nods each, including the prestigious program of the year.

The nominations were particularly widespread this year across networks, with each of the broadcast networks getting noms: ABC (5), CBS (5), Fox (4), NBC (3, though all in the heritage category), and The CW (4), which was recognized for both “Jane the Virgin” and “The Flash.”

HBO tops the network count with 7 noms (with two for “Game of Thrones”), followed by ABC, CBS, AMC and FX with 5 each. Amazon racked up 4, courtesy of “Transparent,” while Netflix settled for one for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” in the comedy category.

The org’s endorsement of this year’s new shows meant last year’s winners are Mia. Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” which won outstanding new program, failed to gain a single nod, as did »

- Debra Birnbaum

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'Empire' & 'Transparent' lead 2015 Television Critics Association Awards nominees

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Empire" and "Transparent" were the big winners when the 2015 Television Criticis Association Awards nominees were announced, but will either newbie be able to knock off more well-established shows like "Mad Men" and "Big Bang Theory"? The way the TCA Awards (which will be presented at an untelevised ceremony in Beverly Hills on August 8) are structured, with no differentiation between lead and supporting actors, or between actors and actresses, and with a separate category to honor new series, a new show inevitably leads each year's nominations list. In this case, it was a pair of them: "Empire," which almost single-handedly brought the primetime soap, the Fox network, and broadcast television itself back from the dead; and "Transparent," the beautiful Amazon dramedy that the TCA membership at large opted to vote in as a comedy(*). (*) There are no rules about which categories a show can be assigned to — see also "The Daily Show" frequently being nominated for, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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