With only a few more seasons of Sons of Anarchy left in the tank, showrunner Kurt Sutter seems to already be laying the ground work for his follow-up series’. FX has just closed a script development deal with the producer for a show called Lucas Stand. The premise has a former spec ops soldier traversing time and place to hunt down and kill Hell’s law-breaking demons. This is an action/horror drama and will be an episodic serialized program. Expect to hear more on this one somewhere down the road in addition to his already in-development comedy Diva. Clown. Killer. which may end up be a starring vehicle for Sutter’s wife Katey Sagal who is still a regular on SoA.
LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2013 – FX has closed a drama series script development deal with Sons Of Anarchy Creator/Showrunner Kurt Sutter and former Hell On Wheels Showrunner John Shiban for “Lucas Stand.”
Based on an idea by Sutter, Lucas Stand is a dark, action/horror drama, with both episodic and serialized elements. It follows the salvation quest of a damaged former special ops soldier, who has been chosen to traverse time and place to hunt down and kill Hell’s law-breaking demons.
In addition to Lucas Stand, Sutter and Sons Of Anarchy star Katey Sagal, with Belle Zwerdling, are developing a dark comedy at FX, Diva. Clown. Killer.
Lucas Stand is Shiban’s first project with FX.
Sutter’s hit series Sons Of Anarchy is the highest-rated series ever on FX. The recently concluded fifth season was the series’ highest rated season yet with first-run episodes averaging 6.37 Million Total Viewers and 4.35 million Adults 18-49, marking a +16% increase in both categories vs. Season 4. It was consistently television’s #1-rated show in delivery of Adults 18-49 and key male demos in the Tuesday, 10 PM time period last fall. When totaling all impressions delivered – linear, online, VOD – last season of Sons averaged 9.75 million Total Viewers weekly, which was a +13% gain vs. Season 4 (8.64 million Total Viewers).