PARIS BARCLAY TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND DIRECT THE PILOT FOR "THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER"
Barclay To Helm The Pilot Created and Written by Kurt Sutter
Production Scheduled To Begin In Wales In Early 2015
LOS ANGELES, November 19, 2014 - Paris Barclay will executive produce and direct the pilot for Kurt Sutter's highly-anticipated new series The Bastard Executioner, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programing for FX Networks and FX Productions.
The Bastard Executioner hails from Sutter, who will serve as an Executive Producer along with award-winning producer Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Sutter, Creator/Executive Producer of Sons of Anarchy, will write the script for the pilot of The Bastard Executioner, with production set to take place in Wales in early 2015. The project is being produced by Fox 21 and FX Productions (FXP).
The Bastard Executioner is a period drama that tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward II's 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.
Barclay currently serves as an Executive Producer on, and has directed 15 episodes of, FX's Sons of Anarchy. His final directorial effort on the show will be the penultimate episode, which will air on Tuesday, December 2nd.
He previously worked as executive producer and director on In Treatment and co-executive producer/director on Cold Case. His other TV directing credits include Glee, The Shield, The Good Wife and Lost. Barclay won Emmy(R) Awards in both 1998 and 1999 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for NYPD Blue and has been nominated six other times. He won a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series in 1999 for NYPD Blue. Barclay currently serves as President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
Paris Barclay is represented by Paradigm and managed by Steve Lovett.
Sutter is represented by WME.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX, its newest channel, which debuted on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 95 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, Tyrant and The Strain; the critically-acclaimed miniseries' American Horror Story and Fargo and the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Married and upcoming The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Baskets. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award winning hit drama series' The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me and Damages. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management, In Living Color and Mike & Molly.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's newest acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Married, and You're the Worst; and the upcoming comedies The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project and Man Seeking Woman. FXP co-produces the drama series Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge and Tyrant; the miniseries Fargo; and the upcoming comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2014, FXP shows combined to deliver 28 Emmy(R) Award nominations, the highest total ever for the studio.
About Fox 21
Fox 21 is a cable production studio housed within Twentieth Century Fox Television devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted series for the cable television market, as well as unscripted shows for both cable and broadcast networks. In addition to The Bastard Executioner (with FX productions), Fox 21 currently produces the Emmy and Golden Globe inning Homeland starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed smash hit Sons of Anarchy (with FX Productions), Brannon Braga and Adam Simon's supernatural hit Salem, Howard Gordon's dramatic thriller Tyrant, the animated comedy Brickleberry from Daniel Tosh and Legends from Howard Gordon and Jonathan Levin. This spring, the studio begins production on American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, a companion anthology miniseries to American Horror Story from Ryan Murphy, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto.