Us Weekly has a lovely photo of the Emerys taken at Wimbledon on June 30th. Needless to say, it’s under their Hot Pics section.
Nearly a year after the season finale of True Blood, a dramatically different-looking (but still hot!) Stephen Moyer and wife Anna Paquin hit a Wimbledon event at the Robinsons suite in London June 30.
Though, we had hoped Steve was back filming along with the rest of the cast and crew of The Bastard Executioner, it seems he’s playing hookie with his wife, Anna Paquin. Our favourite couple is at Wimbledon, enjoying VIP treatment courtesy of Amanda Emery, Steve’s sister. Now that’s a hook-up worthy of missing work!
According to International Business Times Steve is back in Wales filming The Bastard Executioner, and a tweet by Anna Paquin confirms this.
Kurt Sutter’s new show “The Bastard Executioner” is scheduled for a fall release and has officially been picked up for a 10-episode season 1. While the cast and crew have returned to Wales for shooting for the series after a small break, the first look of central character Wilkin Brattle (Lee Jones) in action, has been shared by the creators on “The Bastard Executioner” Facebook page.
Here’s Anna’s tweet that she shared with her Twitter fans on June 27th.
Kurt Sutter, the master of TBX, and The Bastard Executioner’s FaceBook page also shared the news of the cast and crews return to shooting.
With this wonderful news of Steve’s return to filming we can only hope that we’ll soon be getting behind the scene photos from the TBX set. And don’t forget, if you’re planning to go to the San Diego Comic Con in July you’ll be given a preview of a good chunk of The Bastard Executioner’s pilot. That is, if you have tickets for the FX Network’s panel on Sunday, July 12th at 3:00 PM.
This news is worthy of a Hip Hip Hoorah!
Stephen Moyer tweeted a sweet Father’s Day message to his dad today and included a photo of the two boys spending a day by the water. Thank you, Steve, for joining social media and allowing us a glimpse of a special moment in your life.
For a bit of nostalgia, Deborah Ann Woll tweeted a lovely message to Steve in celebration of this special dad day.
Today is not only Father’s Day, but if True Blood had continued on for another season, tonight would have been premiere night. Repeat after me … We miss you, Daddy Compton!
Steve was the lucky boy once again when he was able to nab a very special parking spot for his Aston Martin at Sony studios on June 15th. Rather fitting for our handsome devil, don’t you think?
Although there’s been no mention of whether Steve will make an appearance (or any of TBX cast, for that matter), but those hoping for a sneak peek at Kurt Sutter’s new series will get that chance at this year’s San Diego Comic Con! Starting at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12th, FX Network will present it’s TV block panel featuring three new shows:
“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”: Kick out the jams with “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” premiering on FX on July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Denis Leary stars as the lead singer of a legendary ’90s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of stardom when they broke up and now, years later, are looking to recapture some of the old glory. Creator/executive producer/writer/director Denis Leary will be joined on stage by actors Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales to discuss the new series and present an exclusive sneak peek of the show.
“The Strain”: Then catch “The Strain,” a thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title that will debut its second season on July 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fans will get an exclusive screening of all-new material, including two original pieces created specifically for SDCC and an insightful discussion with showrunner/executive producer Carlton Cuse, co-creator/executive producer/writer Guillermo del Toro, co-creator/executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan and actors Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Richard Sammel and Natalie Brown.
“The Bastard Executioner”: Get an exclusive world premiere first-look at “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter’s highly-anticipated new series “The Bastard Executioner.”
Another new video has emerged from the set of The Bastard Executioner! Steve, Charlotte Mills, Darren Evans, and Martin McCann share what audiences can expect from this much anticipated offering from Kurt Sutter. We’re getting more and more excited for this series!
Working with Kurt Sutter? Check
Working with horses and swords? Check
Using his own accent? Check again
The above items were on Steve’s short list of desirables for his post True Blood gig, and with The Bastard Executioner, he’s getting all three! Check out this short snippet taken from set!
We don’t have an exact date yet, but according to IMDB The Bastard Executioner will premiere in October. Since there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, there’s always a slim chance the info could be wrong. We do know the TBX cast and crew will return to filming this summer with an expected three month filming schedule for the ten episode first season.
If you’re into set stalking and hope to get a peek of or grab an autograph from your favourite actor, by this we mean Steve, you want to hang out in Llanilid, South Wales outside the Dragon International Film Studios. This is where TBX will be doing their filming … just ask the locals where Valleywood is.
Though, other TV series have used Dragon Studios (Dr. Who, Upstairs Downstairs), The Bastard Executioner is the fist big budget international project to use this facility. The hope is that this new American series will breathe new life into the previously rather forlorn Dragon Studios, which is just fourteen miles down the road from Cardiff.
HBO’s The Buzz was in Los Angeles on May 13th for the screening of Nightingale, an original movie loosely inspired by the true-story murder of Kathy Sneider. Included is a snippet of Steve giving some well deserved praise to the actor and movie. We consider Steve the highlight of this short video, as he’s a sight for sore eyes. Wouldn’t you agree?
Meant for mature audiences, Nightingale’s plot centers around Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo), an insane war vet who anticipates the arrival of a male friend, but ends up savagely killing his own mother at their home. The movie takes the viewer inside the mind of a killer as he struggles with what he’s done while at the same time feeling free from his mother’s controlling ways.
Nightingale viewers will watch Snowden’s mad descent into craziness like no one has ever seen before. It’s a constant tailspin of Peter Snowden talking to himself and slowly sinking into despair. According to David Oyelowo, HBO’s Nightingale is a very unique film which attempts to tell one man’s story with only one actor. The cutting edge masterpiece has been called “spellbinding,” and Oyelowo’s performance as “brilliant.”
Just over a year ago Steve shared a couple of photos of a 1940 Chevy pickup he bought and planned to restore. Then when we interviewed Steve last autumn he mentioned his truck again.
“I’ve got something coming that I’ve been working on for a year and half with a mate and it’s just taken forever. it’s an old Chevy that I’m just excited about.”
“I’m not doing anything to the outside of it, so it’s all happening indoors. It’s new engine, new suspension, new chasis, new blah, blah, blah … everything. But the actual outside is going to look just like it was when I bought it.”
And now, a year later, Steve has finally picked up his little blue truck and driven it home. We’re sure this car lovin’ man wore a smile on his face the entire drive home.
Enjoy the before and after photos:
It should come as a surprise to no one that “The Bastard Executioner” will be a series! FX has ordered 10 episodes and the series will debut this fall. “I love history. I love theology. I love blood. It’s been very satisfying weaving fact and fiction to create a new mythology that combines all these elements,” Sutter said. “And with this extraordinary cast — Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal and newcomer, Lee Jones — this world explodes on screen. I love working with FX and Fox21TVS. They’ve been my family for 15 years. They not only tolerate me, they embrace my extremely disturbing storytelling sensibilities.”
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, made the announcement and cited Sutter’s long history with the channel.
“From his important contributions to ‘The Shield’ to his epic run on ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ Kurt has been one of FX’s most visionary artists, and we are proud to get him back on the air so soon after the unquestionable success of Sons,” said Landgraf. “’The Bastard Executioner’ has lined up an extraordinary creative team, with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay joining Kurt as executive producers and an amazing cast led by Katey Sagal, Stephen Moyer and Lee Jones in the signature role as the Executioner himself. We knew they could deliver something special and, under the expert direction of Paris, they did just that. The fans can’t wait for the first season, and neither can we.”
Fox Television Group chair-CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden’s Fox 21 TV Studios will produce the project with FX Productions.
“Kurt Sutter and Brian Grazer have been spectacular creative partners — and dear friends — to our studio for years, and their collaboration has resulted in a fantastic and epic new series,” the duo said. “’The Bastard Executioner’, written by Kurt and directed by the talented Paris Barclay, is dangerous, brilliant, emotional and undeniable. This is the perfect follow-up to ‘Sons’ and another huge event series for FX from Fox 21TVS and FXP. Viewers are in for a wild and spellbinding ride.”
The pilot was recently completed in Wales. Production will resume this summer before airing on FX this fall.
Sutter made this promise earlier today on his Twitter, which makes us very excited:
We reported a few days ago that Weev was up for two Appy Awards – Messaging and Social Sharing. The 2015 Appy Award winners were recently announced, and Weev took home top honors for Messaging! Way to go, Weev (and Steve!)!
Since it’s been just a tad bit dry of news on Steve lately, we thought we’d share this pretty photo of Steve with Timothy V. Murphy that Tim shared on Twitter. It was taken in Venice and it was tweeted on May 18th … and that’s all we know, folks! Though, we are assuming due to this tweet that Steve and Timothy will be playing half brothers on TBX.
In case there’s someone out there in Stevedom that’s not up to speed, Steve and Timothy recently finish filming the two hour pilot for The Bastard Executioner. Timothy V. Murphy will star as Father Ruskin, a brawny, yet gentle former soldier with bottled-up fury. Ruskin left the military for the seminary, and is a priest, rector and teacher of the court.
Steve will star as Milus Corbett, a street-smart and noble savvy, and one of Baron Ventris’ (played by Brian F. O’Byrne) former marshals in the army who now, serves as his chamberlain, chancellor and justiciar — and friend and drinking mate.
Timothy’s tweet caused quite a bit of banter among friends of his and Steve’s. Here’s a few examples: