“Sons of Anarchy” and “Mayans MC” creator Kurt Sutter has signed a new multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions.
The deal keeps Sutter at Fox, where he’s been signed since 2012. He will continue to develop, write, supervise and produce new projects for television and other platforms.
Sutter has a long history with Fox and FX, dating back to Michael Chiklis crime drama “The Shield,” where he first served as staff writer and eventually executive producer. His next two series “Sons of Anarchy” and the short-lived “The Bastard Executioner” both hailed from 20th and FX. Sutter is also readying the “Sons” spinoff “Mayans MC” to premiere later this year.
“In a scary world of orange monsters and spontaneous castrations, Fox 21 and FX is my ‘safe place’ where I feel loved and appreciated,” Sutter said in a statement.
“Kurt is a true artist. 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,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman in a statement. “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.”