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Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter in Overall Deal with Fox


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Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions have inked a new, multiyear overall deal with Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.

Sutter is also behind the upcoming Mayans MC, which he created with Elgin James and is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga. Under the deal, Sutter will continue to serve as executive producer of Mayans MC as well as potentially develop, write, supervise and produce additional projects for all platforms.

“Kurt is a true artist,” commented Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. He creates worlds that are original and compelling and imbues them with characters that are complex and authentic and storytelling that is novelistic in its detail and absolutely audacious in its execution. The word that best describes Kurt’s work is visceral. First it grabs you on the page and then, in the hands of the talent he attracts, keeps you glued to the screen. There’s nobody else like him and he’s exactly the kind of creator we love to support and see succeed so wildly at our studio.”

“Kurt Sutter has been part of the FX family since the network’s first breakout success with The Shield and throughout its ascent as one of television’s premium networks for original programming,” FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf said. “He awed fans with the iconic Sons of Anarchy and will soon launch the next great outlaw saga Mayans MC. He epitomizes the ‘fearless’ storyteller that we value so highly and we are grateful to build on this longstanding and incredibly successful relationship with this new overall deal.”

Sutter remarked, “In a scary world of orange monsters and spontaneous castrations, Fox 21 and FX is my ‘safe place’ where I feel loved and appreciated.”

 



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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