Although Kurt Sutter is plenty busy with the production and upcoming release of his newest series, The Bastard Executioner, he is also quietly working out the details for a spinoff of his hit biker drama Sons of Anarchy. Despite the fact that it’s still very early in the process, Sutter recently discussed the matter with The Hollywood Reporter.
Unfortunately, Sutter wasn’t able to dish out any spoilers about the new series, tentatively titled The First 9, but it is known that it focus in on the original founders of SAMCRO. According to Rolling Stone, this will include another biker gang fans of the original series are familiar with.
Apparently, along with diving into the original members of SAMCRO, the series will also explore the Mayans Motorcycle Club, which was a rival to to former club in Sons of Anarchy. As fans may recall, the Mayans were led by Marcus Alvarez, who was played by Emilio Rivera. Although the two gangs fought with each other at first, they developed a partnership over the span of the series.
Sutter didn’t reveal when the series would take place in time, so it is unclear which actors from the original series would reprise their roles. However, Sutter did reveal that he is still looking for the right writer to take on the new project.
Meanwhile, Sutter also discussed some of the aspects of his controversial reputation in Hollywood, which includes a rather dark demeanor.
“Nobody is ever their reputation,” he stated in the interview. “The reason why I embrace it and why I joke about it is because it is who I am in terms of tone and creativity, meaning it’s not bullshit that I’m a dark motherf—er and I say very disturbing things in a creative way. I can scare the f— out of people sometimes, but even in my darkest moments, even when I’m punching holes in f—ing walls, all of that shit happens because of my passion for what I’m doing.”
Despite his reputation for not being afraid to say what he thinks, Sutter admitted that he has changed over the years and has learned from his past mistakes.
“I’m not a tough guy. I’m a pussy,” Sutter admitted. “Now I’ve probably done some things I regret, and I’ve sent a few emails I probably shouldn’t have sent, but I like to think that I’m a guy who learns from his mistakes. I’ve done a lot of learning in the last several years.”
Kurt Sutter’s latest project, The Bastard Executioner, premieres September 15 on FX. No word yet on when the Sons of Anarchy spin-off will premiere.
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