“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter has cancelled his new show “The Bastard Executioner,” his period drama on FX. Read on to find out the reason behind this.
According to TIME, Kurt Sutter cancelled “The Bastard Executioner” show through an advertisement in The Hollywood Reporter. He also posted the ad on Instagram, on November 18. The “Sons of Anarchy” creator revealed his thanks for the cast and crew in the ad.
“The audience has spoken and unfortunately the word is, ‘meh,’” Sutter highlighted the fact.
The season 1 first and second episodes of Sutter’s new weekly drama, which featured the story of a 14-century Welsh knight, aired on September 15. The tenth episode of the season 1 aired on November 17. Sutter announced the show’s cancellation on the next day of the tenth episode.
The show attracted 4 million viewers during the initial episode, while it could get only 1.9 million views during the sixth episode.
TIME’s review of the FX’s show revealed that the drama lacked “star wattage.” The review also pointed out that the period drama exhibited little positive signs of “developing into a bloody good show.”
Based on a report from Irish Examiner, Ed Sheeran and his fans were really excited about the actor’s appearance on “The Bastard Executioner” show.
“It’s a medieval TV show and it’s really, really dark. It’s gruesome and it’s going to be fine because my friend wrote it,” Sheeran expressed earlier.
However, the show creator’s show cancellation announcement has made both Sheeran as well his fans unhappy.
Kurt Sutter has cancelled the new show “The Bastard Executioner” after just ten episodes, since the show creator was unhappy about the drastic reduction in the number of views in the sixth episode.
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