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Kurt Sutter's 'The Bastard Executioner' Has Been Shitcanned

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 18, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 18, 2015 |

Kurt Sutter’s follow-up to the successful seven-season run of Sons of Anarchy will not see a second season, as his The Bastard Executioner has been cancelled only a day after its series finale aired, according to Deadline.

The decision did not come as a surprise to Kurt Sutter. In fact, he knew cancellation was in the cards weeks ago, but declined to tell his cast until it was official, plus he didn’t want to further kill the ratings on an already ratings-starved series.

In fact, he took out an ad to thank the cast and crew for his time on The Bastard Executioner.



The show, on the other hand, was not. I bailed on the show not just because real-life twins were making out on the series, but because of a particularly and unnecessarily cruel beating a character took. It was also a poorly conceived, badly written, painful-to-watch overstuffed series with none of the humor or heart that often excused Sutter’s excesses on Sons of Anarchy.

Sutter, however, will be fine, as he is set to begin production on a SoA spin-off focuses on the Mayans. That’s far more in his wheelhouse.

“Today, what I want to say is, hey, this was a great ride and we did something really great that we’re proud of, and we apparently were meant to do it for only one season and we’ll move onto something else,” Sutter told Deadline.

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