Hollywood could be coming to Caerphilly if one a producer’s social media accounts are anything to go by.
Hit TV show Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter was spotted scouting for his new project at Caerphilly Castle.
Sons of Anarchy, featuring British actors Charlie Hunnam and Tommy Flanagan, has been wrapped up in its seventh series and Mr Sutter is turning his attention to medieval drama The Bastard Executioner.
He has in been in Wales searching for locations for the show that will be shown on the FX channel in the UK.
On January 16 he posted a picture from Caerphilly Castle on his Instagram, leading to rumours the 13th Century fortress, that’s been featured in Doctor Who, could be used to tell the story of a 14th Century knight.
Website www.bastardexecutioner.com states: “Set in the 14th century The Bastard Executioner will follow a knight who gives up his life of slaying and chivalry, following years of war.
“However, violent events force him out of his peaceful retirement. Sword in hand he reverts to his bloody ways, this time as an executioner.”
The show will feature a majority UK cast but Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal has been confirmed as taking part in the series.
Filming is expected to begin soon, possibly at Swansea’s Bay Studios, with pilot episodes expected in the autumn.
Sons of Anarchy was shown in the UK on Channel 5.