FX's "Bastard Executioner," the period drama from "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter, has announced its cast, which includes "SoA" star Katey Sagal and "True Blood" veterans Stephen Moyer and Sam Spruell.
Sutter, who will write and executive produce, also has a role in front of the camera. Production is scheduled to start March 19 in Wales.
The series stars Australian theater actor Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle, a knight broken by the ravages of war who tries to lay down the sword and taking up the life of a farmer, only to be forced into bloodshed again. He's joined by:
• Moyer ("True Blood") plays the street smart and noble savvy Milus Corbett. He was one of Ventris’ marshals in the army. Now, serves as his chamberlain, chancellor and justiciar. Friend and drinking mate.
• Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") plays Annora of the Alders: Prescient, mystical and beautiful. She offers predictions, cures and potions.
• Flora Spencer-Longhurst is Baroness Lowry "Love" Aberffraw Ventris: As cunning as she is kind and beautiful. From a wealthy Welsh family, she married Ventris at 17 to protect her family’s land. Her noble duties always in conflict with her Welsh pride.
• Sutter is The Dark Mute: Mate and guardian of Annora. Speaks rarely, no one’s ever seen his face.
• Spruell plays Toran Prichard: Fierce, tenacious. An archer under Madog Llywelyn in the last major Welsh rebellion. He put down the bow and picked up the hoe. Wilkin’s best mate.
• Darren Evans ("Galavant") plays Ash y Goedwig: Wiry, smart. A trapper. An orphan “of the woods." Friend of Wilkin.
• Danny Sapani ("Penny Dreadful") plays Berber the Moor: A large, educated man. Converted Muslim. A farmer. Friend of Wilkin.
• Timothy V. Murphy is Father Ruskin: A Brawny. Gentle, with bottled fury. Former soldier. Left the military for the seminary. Priest, rector and teacher of the court.
• Sarah White is Isabel Kiffin: Tall, slight. Awkward and innocent. Lady Love’s handmaiden and trusted confidant.
• Sarah Sweeny is Jessamy Maddox: Pretty, hardened by abuse. The executioner’s wife.
• "The Americans" lead Matthew Rhys will also guest star as Gruffudd y Blaidd: Smart, fearless, of noble blood. The Wolf. Leader of the Welsh rebels, Byth Encil.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)