FX Takes Kurt Sutter’s Crow

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FX has greenlit the pilot “Forever Sam Crow,” a drama from “The Shield” executive producer Kurt Sutter about the world of biker gangs in Northern California.

Sutter wrote the script and will executive produce along with Art and John Linson.

Casting is under way, along with the search for a director; the executive producers and FX hope to get cameras rolling sometime early next year. FX and Linson Films are producing, while another studio will be brought aboard at a later date.

“Forever Sam Crow” refers to the nickname of the group at the center of the project: The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (Samcro). The project was the brainchild of John Linson, who knows several motorcycle club members in Northern California.

Set in fictional Charming, Calif., “Forever Sam Crow” revolves around 33-year-old Jackson “Jax” Teller, the vice president of Samcro and son of the late club founder. According to Sutter, the character is at a crossroads in life and figuring out his place in both his blood family and his brotherhood family.

Key characters also include Jax’s mother, Gemma Teller, and stepfather, Samcro president Clay Morrow.

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