20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION, FOX 21 TELEVISION STUDIOS AND FX PRODUCTIONS SIGN PROLIFIC SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND ACTOR KURT SUTTER TO MULTIYEAR OVERALL DEAL
Sons of Anarchy Creator's Mayans MC Recently
Ordered to Series by FX;
Sutter Will Also Develop New Television Projects For All Networks and Platforms
January 31, 2018, Hollywood, CA - Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions have inked a new, multiyear overall deal with Kurt Sutter, creator of the blockbuster hit Sons of Anarchy and the upcoming Mayans MC, the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, which he created with Elgin James. 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. 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," commented Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEO's Dana Walden and Gary Newman. "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."
Remarked Sutter, "In a scary world of orange monsters and spontaneous castrations, Fox 21 and FX is my 'safe place' where I feel loved and appreciated."
Kurt Sutter is the creator, writer, producer, director and actor behind the hit FX television show Sons of Anarchy and worked as a writer, producer, director, and actor on The Shield. His latest series Mayans MC (co-created with Elgin James) will have a 10-episode run on FX later this year. Mayans MC stars Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo and Carla Baratta. Sutter made his feature film debut Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, written by Sutter and directed by Antoine Fuqua. Sutter has partnered with the award-winning BOOM! Studios on a Sons of Anarchy comic book as well as the original series Lucas Stand about a veteran turned hit man for Hell. Their newest collaboration, Sisters of Sorrow, centers on victims of abuse who spin their pain into vengeance through the cover of vigilante nuns.
ABOUT 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION
A 21st Century Fox company, 20th Century Fox Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the broadcast sensation THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Fox's No. 1 series, EMPIRE, from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer; ABC's No. 1 series and five-time Emmy Award-winning blockbuster comedy MODERN FAMILY from Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd; FX's No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; FAMILY GUY, which hit its 300th episode milestone this year; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS.
ABOUT FOX 21 TELEVISION STUDIOS
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios is responsible for Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," (with FX Productions) "Genius: Picasso" from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Sam Sokolow, Jeff Cooney, Ken Biller and Noah Pink, Lena Waithe's "The Chi," the Emmy and Golden Globe winning "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, "Queen of the South," executive produced by David T. Friendly and Natalie Chaidez and the critically acclaimed "The Americans" (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. The studio also produced the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning sensation "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (with FX Productions), and the critically hailed "FEUD: Bette and Joan." Upcoming projects include "Seven Seconds" from Veena Sud, and the next installment in the "American Crime Story" anthology entitled "Katrina."
ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's acclaimed and award-winning comedy series Atlanta, Baskets and Better Things; the drama series Snowfall and the upcoming Trust; and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and You're the Worst. FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Taboo and Legion; the limited series Fargo and American Crime Story; the upcoming untitled Marvel's Deadpool animated comedy series; and the upcoming dance musical series Pose. In 2017, FX Networks series produced or co-produced by FXP received 32 Emmy(R) Award nominations, after having won 16 Emmys the previous year, including Outstanding Limited Series (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Outstanding Animated Program (Archer).