Kurt Sutter fired from FX after ‘multiple complaints’
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Mayans M.C. co-showrunner Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) has been fired from FX following “multiple complaints” over his behavior.
The writer and executive producer has not lost his overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, however, which was renewed in January 2018.
Sutter called himself an “abrasive d*ck” in a letter sent to the Mayans cast and crew following his dismissal by FX CEO John Landgraf and Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden.
The news follows the August announcement that Sutter was planning to exit his co-showrunner duties on the Sons of Anarchy spinoff after Season 2. The series has not yet been renewed for a third season. The second season is currently airing new episodes every Tuesday night on FX.
Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history for seven seasons. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run.
The spinoff series is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp.
Mayans MC stars Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, and Carla Baratta. Noberto Barba directed the pilot and will be an Executive Producer, with Sutter serving as Executive Producer and Elgin James serving as Co-Executive Producer. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
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