This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Bastard Executioner season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, FX has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 2.
Storyline and cast
The Bastard Executioner is a new American historical fiction drama series that follows a 14th century warrior whose life is forever changed with divine intervention. Created for FX by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), the show premiered on September 15, 2015.
Set in the middle ages, The Bastard Executioner is about Wilkin Brattle, a Welsh knight in the army of King Edward II of England who is beseeched by a divine messenger to lay down his sword and lead a life of a journeyman executioner. Guided by a mystical healer named Annora, manipulated by a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations, and driven by a deep connection with the Baroness Lady Love,Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and spiritual pitfalls in his quest to understand his higher purpose in life.
The pilot season of The Bastard Executioner was directed and executive-produced by Paris Barclay, who also directed 15 episodes of the hit series Sons of Anarchy, while other “Sons” alumnae, Nichole Beattle and Charles Murray joined the staff of writers. Season 1 of the highly anticipated series has garnered mixed reviews, receiving praise for action scenes, writing and performance, but criticized for its portrayal and constant reliance on violence rather than straight storyline. So whether or not the show will survive the attacks and return for another season remains to be seen. Thus far no announcements have been made by FX regarding a potential renewal of the show for season 2.
Updated December 2, 2015: The Bastard Executioner, a medieval warrior drama set in Wales is not coming back for a second season. Its ratings have declined sharply – from 4 million viewers for the premiere to 1,9 million for episode 6, and the FX network and the series` creator Kurt Sutter made a joint decision not to wait for the season finale to announce the cancellation news. It might have also come at a bad time, competing for viewers` attention with other historical dramas that came out concurrently. Subscribe to our notifications and find out in an automatic e-mail if there is a change of plans for The Bastard Executioner.