Kurt Sutter and FX have set a cast of both familiar faces and newcomers for its period-drama pilot The Bastard Executioner.
The Bastard Executioner centers on a former warrior-knight in King Edward I's charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when the violence finds him again, he's forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.
More than a year after HBO picked up the script from the Orange Is the New Black and Weeds creator, her Salem drama — now titled New World — has been picked up to pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting) has also boarded the drama as an exec producer and will direct the pilot.
Following a prolonged deal-making process, the network on Thursday handed out a pilot pickup for Lucifer,based on the character from The Sandman comics and its subsequent spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Jerry Bruckheimer and Sleepy Hollow EP Len Wiseman have boarded the drama.