Why ‘The Bastard Executioner’ Was Axed Before Ed Sheeran Could Show His Acting Skills?
Ed Sheeran and his fans would have been really very excited about his appearance on the TV series called “The Bastard Executioner” but a recent declaration made by the creator might have taken away smiles from all those faces.
According to a recent report by Irish Examiner, the TV series, “The Bastard Executioner” will go off air soon due to its declining number of audiences. Creator of the show, Kurt Sutter, said that he had decided to pull the plug on the show after it lost more than half of its audience during its first six weeks on the air.
While talking to the media, Sutter said, “I’m not the guy sitting in my ivory tower spitting s**t out and not caring if anyone is watching. I don’t want to write something that nobody’s f***ing watching. It’s fantastic to get a good review [or] an award, but at the end of the day the only thing that matters, really, is numbers.”
The number of viewers declined from 4 million (the day of premiere) to 1.9 million (sixth episode of the show).
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Initially, the announcement was made through an ad that was published in a magazine. The note read, “Audience has spoken and, unfortunately, the word is ‘meh’. So with due respect, we bring our mythology to an epic and fiery close.”
The “Thinking out loud” singer, who was to be cast in the recurring role of Sir Cormac, was excited on getting an opportunity to show his acting skills. He shared the news with the fans and said, “It’s a medieval TV show and it’s real, really dark. It’s gruesome and it’s going to be fine because my friend wrote it.”
Giving a brief idea about how he got the role, Ed Sheeran wrote that the show cast another musician in one of the episodes and when he got to know that no audition was taken then he requested Kurt Sutter to cast him as well, but it seems as it will take much more time for Ed Sheeran to show off his acting skills.
Photo source: Twitter/Ed Sheeran