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. Continue Reading
Kurt Sutter has one of the most well-respected and highest-rated dramas on cable television which means what he says matters. The Sons of Anarchy creator certainly is not known for his sugar-coating, so let’s just get to what he threw down upon hearing that AMC lost showrunner Glenn Mazzara due to creative differences moving forward.
AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of it’s creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, shit on their audience and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was “Walking Dead” and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency. “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” will be gone soon. So will AMC. I hope their fucking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up Sapan, Dolan and Collier and shit in their open hands. Cunts.
Sutter also responded after Frank Darabont was let go. Needless to say, he was just as defensive as he is today, thus making it highly unlikely that the producer will ever make a show for the basic cable network.
Kurt Sutter recently had an interview with Collider which was chalk full of information on the program in the wake of the show’s fifth season finale. Naturally, we were all ears because the drama is coming off what is perceived to be its best year ever, and we were pleasantly surprised at the level of openness of the Sons of Anarchy showrunner. Highlights of the conversation included nods to Terriers actor Donal Logue who plays former US Marshal Lee Toric; Clay Morrow’s inevitable death, and just how finite that season seven end date is exactly.
First, we take a look at Lee Toric who now has a personal vendetta against the club after Otto Delaney (Sutter’s character on the show) killed the only family he has–his sister. Sutter was very specific on the matter in that they had signed the actor to ten appearances on the show, and only two or three of them have taken place thus far. This means that Lee Toric will play a major role in Anarchy’s upcoming sixth season which the showrunner confirmed. Continue Reading
Sons of Anarchy showrunner Kurt Sutter is in the news again today, and this time it is not about some shoes he stepped on via Twitter. Instead, reports are based on a new comedy series he is creating that is being setup as a starring vehicle for his wife Katey Sagal who will executive produce this effort as well.
The show is called Diva. Clown. Killer and it is based around an 80′s rock diva and her party clown son as well as an assassin. Details on how they all fit together remain light, but this show was sold to Fox as a dark comedy which is something we would fully expect. Continue Reading
Fear not Sons of Anarchy fans, Piney may not be lost forever. According to series creator Kurt Sutter, he would very much like to explore the origins of SAMCRO in a prequel effort. The showrunner broke the news at today’s Comic-Con panel during which he stated that he has gone as far as to have discussions about it with FX. Considering the program remains the network’s biggest scripted draw (especially in light of the ratings collapse of Anger Management,) odds are what Sutter wants is what he will get. Continue Reading
Funny or Die has a brand new parody out this week with the spotlight shined on the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy. The bit is called Grandsons of Anarchy, and it features a bunch of kids running around on three-wheelers with super soakers.
This is not exactly a home run by any means, but it is almost worth the view just to witness Parks & Recreation’s Jerry play an inept cop. Also, series star Katey Sagal and her creator husband Kurt Sutter make cameos at the end in which they drop a Ron Pearlman reference. Good Times.
Kurt Sutter just closed a three-year deal with FX that would ensure the behind-the-scenes crew of Sons of Anarchy stays intact for at least that period of time. While the cable network has recently given the hit drama a fifth season, this new agreement goes ahead and gives the show a sixth year as well. Provided the drama keeps bringing in the viewers, a seventh season would be in the cards and that is apparently what the recently extended showrunner believes will happen. He took to Twitter by saying the following back on January 28:
“closed my deal for 3 more years on SOA. no headlines, no pushed schedule, no stealing from paul. thank you FX and 20th for your generosity.” – @sutterink
The “no headlines” reference is quite possibly in regards to the turmoil involving AMC’s Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner. Last year, there was some heated stuff going around the web about the award-winning drama needing budget cuts in order to afford Weiner’s new salary. When the showrunner refused, AMC told the press they would do the show with or without the series’ creator. It really was some ugly stuff that eventually got resolved.
Deadline has the story this afternoon that Sons of Anarchy showrunner Kurt Sutter wants his hit FX drama to go on until at least season seven. That is where the story arc they have planned would end, and furthermore he believes that rising costs into an eighth season would hurt the show to the point where seven is where the bookend should be. Continue Reading