No Season 2 for the freshman drama.
November 18, 2015
FX has cancelled The Bastard Executioner after one season. Showrunner Kurt Sutter announced the news this morning by placing ads in the Hollywood trades, thanking the cast and crew after confirming that the series would not return for a second season.
Sutter cited a lukewarm reception from viewers as the reason for the show ending. Its premiere episode drew moderate ratings, but its numbers failed to see growth over the course of its 10-episode run.
11/19/15 at 04:02pm
this show only received a full season because it was Kurt Sutter. It didn't deserve any more than about 4 episodes. It started off slow and boring and then got WORSE as it progressed. I watched 4-5 episodes waiting for SOMETHING, ANYTHING to happen and gave up after WASTING that much time watching a mid evil Seinfeld........a show about NOTHING.
11/19/15 at 03:35pm
I found this series quite enjoyable. The show's writer may put out statements like "no one was watching," but with an average of 1.22 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, I don't find his statement to be true to reality. For anyone who has more than a passing interest in Medieval themed shows, consider giving this one a chance. You can find all the episodes online on the usual streaming sites.
11/19/15 at 03:26pm
I am sooo disappointed that this show is canceled. It started out a bit slow, but now I "really" enjoy and look forward to watching it. If the writer does not want to continue this show, could we possibly get someone else to pick it up PLEASE? I love the time period and the general storyline. The actors I thought were also very good choices, for the most part. Even though Stephen Moyer played a very "rough" character in my opinion, it was so great to see him becoming a bit more humanized and so much more likable. He's a great unique actor, along with most ALL of the cast. Very Very saddened by this cancellation.
11/19/15 at 10:27am
Really liked this show! Really bummed that it won't be back! Would ne nice if Netflix or Amazon picked it up!
11/19/15 at 05:08am
I watched the complete season and really enjoyed the show. Contrary to what others have said, the characters did get developed quite well over the season. I'm disappointed it was cancelled.
11/19/15 at 04:48am
It was ok. I did not feel all that attached to the characters. My girlfriend liked the show more than me. Hmm I still got time check out the one on the bbc.
11/19/15 at 04:19am
Sorry to say but his wife katey sagal's roll was probably a big piece of the downfall. Her acting was horrible and her whole character was uneccesary. That witch magic, cave dwelling, facially scarred lover stuff was wayyyy over the top. Plus the executioner's character was too soft for the films style.. But i'll always have love for Kurt Sutter. This one was written well, just a few tweaks and just was not the right cast.
11/19/15 at 04:12am
I had high hopes for this show, but was quickly disappointed. The last 2 seasons of S.O.A. were completely unwatchable and this show pretty much picked up where that left off.
11/19/15 at 03:54am
kinda expected this i think we all tried to get into it due to SOA but this was boring and i struggled to find interest, my advice stick to what you know works, id be doing soa the pre years and stuff like that but this old stuff with barons and pagans is dire.
11/19/15 at 03:43am
I am really upset about this. It was a first rate adventure,in a medieval setting. Awesome acting, scenery, photography, story and well written dialogue. Flora Spencer-Longhurst, who played the widowed Baroness was superb and now I will never know about her baby, or if she managed to keep the estate she inherited from her late husband. I loved Katey Segal as the mystic and now I will never know what was going on with that. Lee Jones, as the Bastard Executioner was exceptional and engaging, as well as Stephen Moyer meeting my high expectations I had of him, since I fell in love with him in True Blood. I tried watching Sons of Anarchy and couldn't get into it and I think Bastard Executioner blew SOA out of the water. A lot of the people here didn't like it but loved SOA, so maybe they had different unmet expectations that I didn't have. I will never get used to network television after getting used to premium and streaming channels, where they have to answer to the viewers instead of worrying about ratings. They plan out a series and follow through with the whole story, making sure to tie it up at the end, making it so you can safely start watching a show and if you like it, it won't just end in the middle of the story.
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