'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Turns to Comedy With Vehicle Developed for Katey Sagal Deadline
The creator and executive producer of FX drama “Sons of Anarchy” has sold a comedy project to the network, and the project may mark the return to comedy for Katey Sagal, Deadline.com reports.
Kurt Sutter received a script development deal from FX for “Diva. Clown. Killer,” a half-hour comedy he created. His wife, Sagal, who stars in “Anarchy,” is likely to star in the project, the story reports.
Sagal is known for her long run as Peggy Bundy on “Married ... with Children” and as the voice of Leela on “Futurama.” She won a Golden Globe in 2011 for her work as Gemma Teller Morrow on “Anarchy.”
Sutter will exec produce the new project with Sagal and Belle Zwerdling, the story reports.
“The project is described as a dark, absurd comedy about a 1980s has-been rock diva; her dysfunctional son who makes his living as a kids party clown; and of course, an assassin,” the story reports. “’Diva. Clown. Killer’ is being developed as a starring vehicle for Sagal depending on her availability with ‘Anarchy.’ Sutter had indicated he plans to wrap the biker drama after seven seasons. Season 5 kicks off Tuesday.”
The project is part of Sutter’s overall deal with Fox 21 and comes from “Anarchy” producers Fox 21 and FX Productions.
Said Sutter: “I look at [‘Sons of Anarchy’] as being an intense drama, where the murder and mayhem are made palatable by absurd, dark humor. This half-hour will be an absurd, dark comedy, where the story is fueled by murder and mayhem.”