Three-year pact includes a first-look deal with “Sons” network FX
“Sons of Anarchy” might be preparing to ride off into the sunset when its final season premieres in September, but the man who created the FX biker drama will be plenty busy in the years to come.
“Sons” creator Kurt Sutter has signed a new, three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, which will include his exclusive services with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21, along with a first-look deal with FX.
Under the deal, Sutter will develop new projects, with FX receiving first look at all new development.
“Kurt created one of the most distinctive, brilliant, gritty and incredibly commercial series ever in ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ and it’s frankly no surprise; he is about as talented a writer as any we’ve ever worked with and twice as unique,” Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Gary Newman said of the new pact. “He’s also one of the nicest and most generous guys around. We always want to be in business with him and are so happy to be extending our relationship.”
After wrapping up the final season of “Sons,” Sutter will immediately move into production on his upcoming FX drama series “The Bastard Executioner.” Filming is currently underway for Sutter’s film “South Paw,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, and is being directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Sutter is represented by WME and Michael Gendler of Gendler and Kelly.