The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Bastard Executioner

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Kurt Sutter's The Bastard Executioner doesn't want for dark thrills, but it unfortunately has more enthusiasm for brutality and gore than necessary narrative focus.

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Critic Ratings: 56

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User Ratings: 227

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 15, 2015

Part 1 of 2. Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight for King Edward I, becomes a farmer, but he can't shake his past in the premiere of this drama set in the Middle Ages.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2015

Conclusion. Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight for King Edward I, becomes a farmer, but he can't shake his past.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2015

Charges of treason are leveled against an unlikely suspect, meaning Wilkins must fulfill his duties as the new executioner.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2015

Lady Love heads to Windsor to hear the fate of Ventrishire from King Edward II. Back at Castle Ventris, Baron Pryce visits Milus and company.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2015

The King's right hand visits on official business and Milus gets Wilkin to search for a valuable artifact.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2015

Wilkin and Toran get a new timeline for their revenge and a surprising ally visits Lady Love.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2015

An innocent man is condemned to death.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2015

Wilkin, Milus and Toran team up to hunt down a fugitive

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Air date: Nov 10, 2015

Ventrishire encounters an old French foe as Wilkin gains new insight into his holy destiny.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2015

In the first season finale, Wilkin and Milus lead an unlikely band of brothers on a life-threatening rescue mission.

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Cast & Crew

Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Baroness Lady Love Ventris
Lee Jones
Wilkin Brattle
Timothy V. Murphy
Father Ruskin
Stephen Moyer
Milus Corbett
Elen Rhys
Petra Brattle
Sam Spruell
Toran Prichard
Kurt Sutter
The Dark Mute
Darren Evans
Ash Y Goedwig
Katey Sagal
Annora of the Alders
Danny Sapani
Berber the Moor
Sarah Sweeney
Jessamy Maddox
Sarah White
Isabel Kiffin
Kyle Rees
Calo Caine
Brian Grazer
Executive Producer
Paris Barclay
Executive Producer
Kurt Sutter
Executive Producer
Francie Calfo
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Bastard Executioner Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (33)

Thematically, Sutter is back in his wheelhouse, and that's what was likely most appealing to FX, and will be to those who miss Jax Teller and the gang.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

The Bastard Executioner ultimately feels like an unconvincing bit of expensive dress-up.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

With visibly second-tier production values, The Bastard Executioner feels a bit more like people playing dress up than the best works in its genre should.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

I can't see Sagal's story line improving much in the coming weeks, unless she gets a bob, but, with all the good material mixed into this bold series, I'm more than willing to be surprised.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Like its nefarious Englishmen, The Bastard Executioner holds a sharp blade to our necks to demand respect. So far, though, it does little else to earn it.

Sep 14, 2015 | Full Review…

It may require some patience to understand where it's going and start heading toward the payoff.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Bastard Executioner is loud, brash, and thoroughly empty, telling a story that, despite its setting, feels too familiar to any number of recent, better dramas.

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The Bastard Executioner still feels like an inescapable slog in its early going.

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Everything surrounding the colorfully bloody bastard-execution-ing is grungy soap opera.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

In the cut-throat realm of cable TV, Bastard Executioner would do well to see the sword pointing at its own jugular.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Granted, the fact that he then becomes responsible for executing people he sympathizes with is interesting, but the show's writers mine Brattle's emotional turmoil for only a fraction of its potential depth and intrigue.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The two-hour pilot takes a long time setting up the show's true intention... But when it does get there, it's a worthy journey of self-preservation and exploration of the human soul.

Sep 14, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bastard Executioner: Season 1

  • Jun 01, 2020
    It'brutal, there are a lot, but a lot of hystorical failure with the cloth, the jewels, the cutlerys, ustensils. And I don't really understand what the show is about...What kind of story the showrunner wants the audience to understand and to show. Sade, because it could have been very interesting to learn more about this periode of time which was dark and very brutal. In the darkest time you can finf some light and even glamour. See the "Witcher"....
  • Apr 19, 2020
    Historical, amazing cast, just awesome & right up my alley. If you like the Vikings, The Last Kingdom, check this out! Written by Son's of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter, stars Katy Segal!
  • Dec 14, 2019
    I loved Sons, I am a Kurt Sutter fan but this was just a waste of time and space. The show had a lot of potential and the actors were great working with what they were given. Too much Kurt and the unnecessary role he made for his wife. Utterly ridiculous! What a disappointment!
  • Sep 25, 2018
    It's a little hard to understand some of the characters because of the accent but I LOVE this show! I think the brutality and gore is something of that time period and should be kept. It's no more brutal than things that happen in today's world. The only thing I don't like is Katey Sagal's part. She's just not good at it.
  • Sep 26, 2017
    What a shame this show was cancelled as the cast was excellent apart from the wooden Edwin. The pilot although not great did show promise and the remaining episodes were worth watching only being spoilt by the B&W fade outs. Lee Jones was a triumphant as the lead and should go on and do more.A real shame that poor ratings ruined another potentially good show
  • Aug 20, 2016
    Loved it! I couldn't stop watching. I am bummed that there will be no 2nd season.
  • Aug 02, 2016
    Very underrated medieval epic, full of bloody battles and torture scenes.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    Another great one falls
  • Dec 18, 2015
    This is one of the series that I like but unfortunately it was stopped and the story ends just like that..
  • Dec 13, 2015
    Slow start ... ...great twists

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