There's Definitely a Sons of Anarchy Feel to It
On the heels of Sons of Anarchy's success, it sounds like writer and actor Kurt Sutter is bringing some key elements from the show into his new series. The Bastard Executioner follows a warrior knight in King Edward I's charge who's "broken down by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword . . . but when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all."
That sounds an awful lot like the story of Jax Teller — in the best way. Like the knight, Jax felt disenchanted by the Sons of Anarchy organization and dreamt of walking away from the violence — only to find himself completely immersed in it.