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The Bastard Executioner 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2015)
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The Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him ... See full summary »


Kurt Sutter
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Series cast summary:
Lee Jones ...  Wilkin Brattle / ... 10 episodes, 2015
Katey Sagal ...  Annora of the Alders 10 episodes, 2015
Flora Spencer-Longhurst ...  Baroness Lowry 'Love' Aberffraw Ventris / ... 10 episodes, 2015
Sam Spruell ...  Toran Prichard 10 episodes, 2015
Sarah Sweeney ...  Jessamy Maddox 10 episodes, 2015
Danny Sapani ...  Berber the Moor 10 episodes, 2015
Darren Evans ...  Ash y Goedwig 10 episodes, 2015
Kurt Sutter ...  The Dark Mute 10 episodes, 2015
Timothy V. Murphy ...  Father Ruskin 10 episodes, 2015
Sarah Grace White ...  Isabel Kiffin 10 episodes, 2015
Elen Rhys ...  Petra / ... 10 episodes, 2015
Ethan Griffiths ...  Luca Maddox 10 episodes, 2015
Stephen Moyer ...  Milus Corbett 10 episodes, 2015
Alec Newman ...  Leon Tell 9 episodes, 2015
Ross O'Hennessy ...  Locke 9 episodes, 2015
Avenda Burnell Walsh Avenda Burnell Walsh ...  Baker's wife 8 episodes, 2015
Kyle Rees ...  Calo Caine 7 episodes, 2015
Sophie Lovell Anderson Sophie Lovell Anderson ...  Clara / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Trevor Sellers ...  Robinus 6 episodes, 2015
James Rousseau James Rousseau ...  Denley 6 episodes, 2015
Eloise Lovell Anderson ...  Ramona / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Francis Magee ...  Absolon 5 episodes, 2015
Matthieu Charneau ...  Frenchie 5 episodes, 2015
Tim McDonnell ...  Huxley 5 episodes, 2015
Llew Davies Llew Davies ...  Norton 5 episodes, 2015
Ed Sheeran ...  Sir Cormac 5 episodes, 2015


The Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I 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 pick up the bloodiest sword of all. Written by Zack Graham

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15 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Kurt Sutter's character, Ludwig Von Zettel or "The Dark Mute" seems to be loosely based on Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. See more »

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Utterly brutal
16 September 2015 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Bastard Executioner is an utterly brutal and uncompromising look at the price of imperialism and the inhumanity that comes in its wake.

Set in the 14th century Britain and Wales this series offers up a glimpse into the carnage and misery caused by Britain's imperialist ambitions as it seeks to conquer and pacify its neighbours, the Welsh.

Focusing on one Welsh soldier wearied by war and bloodshed we see how he like those around him is shaped by events he has little control over.

This series is an interesting premise that has a certain honesty about it. Knights and the so called nobility are seen for the murderous, sadistic thugs they really were. Indeed, this reflects the reality of what the Norman caste system was all about, entrenched, ritualized inequity and predatory economic parasitism.

The acting is of a good standard and there are a few well known faces, such as Stephen Moyer, of the True Blood series. The story is an interesting one too. That said, the extremes of violence depicted in this series may be a blood soaked trip too far for some. I have a strong stomach but even I was shocked by what I saw at times.

As it stands I'll offer up a seven out of ten for The Bastard Executioner, which I may review as the series progresses.

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