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FX Fires ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Mayans M.C.’ Creator Kurt Sutter

Oct 17, 2019  •  Post A Comment

FX, which found an audience and acclaim with Kurt Sutter’s Emmy-nominated series “Sons of Anarchy” and extended the relationship to include the biker drama’s current spinoff “Mayans M.C.,” has parted ways with Sutter.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Sutter provided details about his firing in a letter to “Mayans” cast and crew members, which you can read in full by clicking on the link above to THR.

In the letter, Sutter cites an investigation by Disney HR and Business Affairs into “the unacceptable conditions that have been created on the set of Mayans in season 2. As you know, I’ve removed myself quite a bit this season, allowing others to take a bigger role in producing the show. It appears that philosophy has backfired. It’s been reported by writers, producers, cast and crew that my absence and subsequent behavior when there, has only created confusion, chaos, hostility and is perceived as abandonment. Or at least that’s how Disney has interpreted it. I’m sure it’s true.”

THR cites sources saying Sutter’s firing follows “multiple complaints” about his behavior on “Mayans.” Sutter was reportedly fired by FX CEO John Landgraf and Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment Chairman Dana Walden.

“In spite of Sutter’s departure, the writer and exec producer’s (who also delivered ‘Bastard Executioner’ to the network in 2015) overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV has not been affected,” THR reports. “Sutter renewed that pact in January 2018 and was the first producer to re-sign with 20th TV amid its impending sale to Disney. Sources note that the decision was made Wednesday and Sutter’s memo was sent early Thursday.”

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  1. If anyone believes this man was fired for a bad joke that they easily could have removed from the script, they’re insane. He was fired for multiple Human Resources complaints to Disney that were rumored to be sexual harassment and that producers and writers feared him as dangerous. Disney has to take action to protect the other employees when allegations like that are made, they don’t have a choice or they can be sued. So, if Sutter is innocent of any sexual behavior or intimidating behavior, why isn’t he suing for being fired? Mayans is absolutely horrible anyway, maybe he wanted out.

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