Articles about The Bastard Executioner
Writers and producers often spend years crafting their passion projects before they come to air – but the risk is always whether the audience cares as much as they do, writes Michael Pickard.
In a busy week for commissions and renewals, a genre that seems to be cresting a wave is horror, although sci-fi and supernatural are still priorities for broadcasters. There’s bad news for Kurt Sutter, however, as The Bastard Executioner is axed by FX.
Amazon’s content push continued this week with the launch of one legal-focused drama, The Hand of God, and the announcement of another on the way in the shape of The Trial. Elsewhere, SundanceTV and Showtime are also adding new series.
As well as confirming a second run of its sci-fi series Sense8, Netflix has this week announced a Brazilian original drama. Elsewhere, FX has confirmed a raft of new and returning shows, while ITV and The Weinstein Company have teamed up for Mafiya.
Andy Fry casts his eye over the content being put under the spotlight at next week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego – an event the major TV studios are treating with ever-increasing importance.