Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has sold his next project and pilot to some familiar friends because he will be staying at FX….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter really enjoys working with FX especially after his work there on The Shield and of course his outlaw biker drama that reaches its final season next year.
It appears Sutter will be staying with the network after Sons of Anarchy is finished because he’s just sold a new pilot ordered to production by FX that will keep the writer/director on the network for the foreseeable future.
The new project titled ‘The Bastard Executioner’ will be a period piece written by Sutter about a knight in the employ of King Edward III who wants to put down his sword but the violent world around him draws the soldier back to the field of battle.
“For 13 years at FX, starting as a writer and working his way up to an executive producer on ‘The Shield,’ then as creator/executive producer of ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ Kurt has interwoven literary and pulp storytelling within two of the most successful series in cable history,” FX president John Landgraf said on Thursday. “Now he has conceived a deep, provocative and historically precise narrative journey into our Medieval past — and I have no doubt ‘The Bastard Executioner’ will be another remarkably original and gripping series.”
The new project has already been ordered to pilot, which means the Sutter produced script will at least make it as far as casting and filming one show before potentially being brought to the network as a series.
Sutter has expressed interest in doing another show after Sons of Anarchy wraps up the final season next year before doing a prequel to the show surrounding The First 9 original members of the motorcycle club.
In a previous interview, Sutter stated that he wanted to keep busy but take about a year away from Sons of Anarchy before potentially doing a prequel series that would also take place on FX.