“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter and former “Hell on Wheels” showrunner John Shiban are developing a a new drama project for FX, the network said Tuesday.
The drama, “Lucas Stand,” has received a series script development deal from FX.
Described as a “dark, action/horror drama with both episodic and serialized elements,” the project, which is based on an idea by Sutter, 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.”
Shiban departed as showrunner from the AMC western “Hell on Wheels” in November, shortly after it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season. Though AMC has sometimes had rocky relationships with its showrunners, the network said at the time that Shiban had departed after making ” the personal decision that he will be unable to return as showrunner.”
“He has asked the production partners to seek a replacement showrunner,” the network said in a statement in November.
Sutter is also developing the dark comedy “Diva. Clown. Killer.” for FX, with his wife and “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal and Belle Zwerdling.