Kurt Sutter, the television creator who hit it out of the park with “Sons of Anarchy” and has the spinoff, “Mayans MC,” in the works at FX, has just signed a new multiyear overall deal. Variety reports that the new agreement extends his previous deal with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios, and adds FX Productions to the mix.
In a joint statement, Fox Television Group CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said: “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. 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.”
Sutter has a long history with FX, going back to when he was a writer, producer, director and actor on on the cable channel’s groundbreaking drama series “The Shield.”