Kurt Sutter
American writer, director
Kurt Sutter
Kurt Sutter (born May 5, 1966) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actor. He worked as a producer, writer and director on The Shield, also appearing on the show as hitman Margos Dezerian. Sutter is also the creator of Sons of Anarchy on FX and writes, produces, directs, and performs for the series, wherein he plays incarcerated club member Otto Delaney. Sutter spent time with members of an outlaw club in Northern California as research for Sons of Anarchy.
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Why We Care That <i>The Bastard Executioner</i> Died
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In a move that caused virtually no ripple at all in the TV biz, FX canceled The Bastard Executioner this week. We won't say FX was in a hurry to get this done, but the TV screen was still glowing with the closing credits of the last episode when the network swung its own execution ax. And we all would have pretty much forgotten it already except that The Bastard Executioner did come with a pedigree: It was Kurt Sutter's followup to the acclaimed and quite wonderful Sons of Anarchy. So what most fans are really doing is waiting for him to return to that world, which he has said he's about to do. The Bastard Executioner was an intermission, a chance for fans to get up and stretch their legs while they wait for the real show to resume. Because Sutter put a lot into The Bastard Executioner and the story clearly meant something to him, it's worth taking a moment to ask what went wrong with this one after what he did with Sons was so right. That answer turns out to be s ...
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Tune In
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
'The Soup' is canceled because E! is terrible, and 'The Bastard Executioner' is canceled because Kurt Sutter is a big baby.
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ArtsBeat: Kurt Sutter Ends ‘The Bastard Executioner’
NYTimes - over 1 year
The FX period drama was canceled after one season, a move announced in the Hollywood trades.
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How Streaming Platforms Are Ushering in the Future of Comedy—and Television
Yahoo News - over 1 year
When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously told GQ in 2013 that his goal for Netflix's original programming was to "become HBO faster than HBO can become us," it was easy to assume that he was referring to expensive, star-studded tentpole dramas. After all, Hastings and Netflix had just dropped over $100 million for Kevin Spacey, David Fincher, and House of Cards in an attempt to follow the HBO blueprint that Showtime, FX, AMC, and others have mimicked over the last 15 years. Yet, while House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black have garnered dozens of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, and Netflix's deal with Marvel has produced two compelling superhero adaptations ( Daredevil and Jessica Jones —which will be released Friday and is very good) , Netflix's comedies have generally been more interesting, experimental, and frankly, better. BoJack Horseman is a sharp, emotionally wrenching look at Hollywood stardom and depression. The NBC import Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt keeps the joke-per-sec ...
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'Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter on latest shocker
Entertainment Weekly - about 3 years
SPOILER ALERT! ''I never necessarily think in terms of, Is that too much?''
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“Sons of Anarchy” is the most sexist show on television
Salon.com - over 3 years
With an all-star cast and a heart-pounding story line that chronicles the rough life of the SAMCRO motorcycle gang, it’s easy to fall in love with Kurt Sutter’s wildly popular show, "Sons of Anarchy." But while "SOA" is one of the most watched programs on television, could it also be one of the most sexist? "SOA" follows club President Jax Teller as he leads his all-male clan of hardened Harley-riding, gun-toting criminals around the sleepy town of Charming, California - a fictional city steeped in violence and corruption. Women are present in the show, but are mostly there to provide sexual gratification, take the fall when the men get into legal jams, and at times be their human punching bags – all with the hopes of proving their worth to possibly become an “Old Lady.” But don’t expect to see these women riding on any motorcycles of their own. Not in this world. An “Old Lady” in the land of SAMCRO is the highest title a woman can attain. It cements her position in the club, giving ...
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Jersey Strong: SOA's Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates raise money for Sandy victims
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
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'Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter talks 'Wolfsangel'
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
SPOILER ALERT! Get inside view from series creator and actors on latest shockers
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TV Review: 'Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter talks 'Wolfsangel'
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
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'Sons of Anarchy': Creator Kurt Sutter breaks down the disturbing premiere - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - over 3 years
E! Online 'Sons of Anarchy': Creator Kurt Sutter breaks down the disturbing premiere Entertainment Weekly Spoiler alert! If you haven't watched Sons of Anarchy's season 6 premiere, stop reading now. Creator Kurt Sutter explains the motivation behind the shocking final twist — and the other disturbing turns along the way. Read our full recap here. 'Sons of Anarchy' begins Season 6 with a school shootingLos Angeles Times Charlie Hunnam Spotted on Sons of Anarchy Set Looking Like a Hot BadassE! Online 'Sons of Anarchy' rolls into the world of comic booksUSA TODAY New York Daily News -San Jose Mercury News -TIME all 283 news articles »
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‘Sons of Anarchy': Full speed ahead, with a look back
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Sons of Anarchy" returns Tuesday night with a bang — and it's not just kickback from a SAMCRO bike. We won't spoil the details, but it will be an episode that's going to be talked about. "This is a story that is not being done to be sensational," showrunner Kurt Sutter said at a summer's Television Critics Association panel. "I'm hoping that it's not spoiled and it's not leaked out in any capacity before the premiere, and that it is truly the catalyst for the final act of our morality play. ...
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'Fifty Shades of Grey': Charlie Hunnam's 'Sons of Anarchy' Co-Stars React to ... - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 3 years
Hollywood Reporter 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Charlie Hunnam's 'Sons of Anarchy' Co-Stars React to ... Hollywood Reporter Kurt Sutter called the actor "fifty shades of fantastic" at the FX drama's season six premiere. As Charlie Hunnam gears up to play bad-boy billionaire Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, Jax Teller is riding back onto the small screen for season six of Sons of ... How much sex will be in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie?USA TODAY Hunnam breaks silence on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' castingNew York Daily News Charlie Hunnam Finally Speaks Out Following '50 Shades...' CastingContactmusic.com Daily Mail -Los Angeles Times -NME.com all 142 news articles »
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'Sons Of Anarchy' Gets 'Sesame Street' Parody
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Sons of Anarchy" is the latest show to get the "Sesame Street" parody treatment. Introducing ... "Sons of Poetry." In "Sesame Street," the biker gang rides around, helping people find the perfect rhyme. "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter took to Twitter after the video was released to tell fans how much he loved i. growing up with bert &amp; ernie, having a 6 yr. old who loves elmo. this meant so much to me. thank you Sesame Street. http://t.co/O84BDOS4Eo — kurt sutter (@sutterink) August 6, 2013 The "Sons of Anarchy" parody is just the latest in "Sesame Street's" long line of adaptations of popular shows for its young audience. "30 Rock," "Law &amp; Order: SVU" and "Downton Abbey" have also been parodied by "Sesame Street." This week, the show also released a musical parody of Icona Pop's "I Love It" with Cookie Monster singing "Me Want It" to promote self-control.
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WATCH: Explosive New 'SOA' Promo Promises Mayhem
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Sons of Anarchy" returns for Season 6 on Tues., Sept. 10 (airing 10 p.m. ET on FX), and the latest trailer is explosive, to say the least. The trailer shows Jax and the rest of the club riding past spray-painted images of Gemma (Katey Sagal), Clay (Ron Perlman), and Tara (Maggie Siff) before the building blows up, perhaps implying that Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) core relationships are about to self-destruct. The show stirred up some controversy at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour after reporters saw the Season 6 premiere, which contains a scene that's shocking even by "SoA" standards. As well as addressing the violent premiere at TCA, show creator Kurt Sutter told critics that each episode of the hour-long show will be 15-30 minutes longer this season, so adjust your DVRs accordingly. Are you excited for the return of "Sons of Anarchy"?
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TCA: 'Sons of Anarchy' premiere will genuinely shock people
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - "Sons of Anarchy" returns with a Season 6 premiere next month that is going to shock people. We won't say what it is, but will say this: We're very surprised the show goes where it goes. Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel Friday, creator Kurt Sutter said he talked with FX CEO John Landgraf about the storyline, which draws from hotly debated recent events. (And that's all the description we'll give.) Landgraf is know for giving his showrunners more creative freedom than they would likely get elsewhere. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kurt Sutter
    FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 41
    Also in autumn 2008, Sutter created and executive produced a new series for FX entitled Sons of Anarchy.
    More Details Hide Details The show centers on the titular motorcycle club in California. He was the series head writer and showrunner. Along with the pilot episode he wrote the episodes "Seeds", "Fun Town", "The Pull", "Capybara", "The Sleep of Babies", and the season finale "The Revelator"; Sutter also directed "The Revelator". Sutter appears in the show as incarcerated club member Otto Delaney, and he cast his wife Katey Sagal in the starring role as the club's matriarch Gemma Teller. Sutter also hired several crew members whom he had worked with on The Shield, including unit production manager and producer Kevin G. Cremin, post-production supervisor and producer Craig Yahata, and directors Guy Ferland, Stephen Kay, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Paris Barclay, Terence O'Hara, and Billy Gierhart. The first season also featured The Shield star Jay Karnes as a recurring special guest star playing ATF Agent Joshua Kohn. This is a trend that continued in later seasons with the majority of the main cast of The Shield appearing in later episodes in a variety of different roles.
  • 2007
    Age 40
    He became an executive producer for the sixth season in 2007, directed a promotional mini-episode for the sixth season entitled "Wins and Losses," and wrote the sixth season premiere "On the Jones".
    More Details Hide Details He co-wrote the episode "Exiled" with Rosenbaum, also now an executive producer. Sutter returned as an executive producer and writer for the seventh and final season in 2008. He wrote the premiere "Coefficient of Drag" and co-wrote the episode "Parricide" with Gary Lennon. At the close of the season he was the series' second most prolific writer (after Ryan), having written or co-written 18 episodes in total.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 38
    He was promoted to supervising producer for the fourth season in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He wrote the episode "Grave" solo, co-wrote the story for the episode "Judas Priest" with Eglee and co-wrote the teleplay with Rosenbaum. He co-wrote the story for the season finale "Ain't That a Shame" with Ryan; Ryan co-wrote the teleplay for the episode with co-executive producer Glen Mazzara. Sutter became a co-executive producer for the fifth season in 2006. He wrote the episode "Extraction", co-wrote the episode "Trophy" with Renee Palya and Tony Soltis, and co-wrote the season's penultimate episode "Fire in the Hole" with Eglee.
  • 2004
    Age 37
    Sutter married actress Katey Sagal in a private ceremony on October 2, 2004, at their home in Los Feliz, California.
    More Details Hide Details Their first child, daughter Esme Louise, was born January 10, 2007. Esme was carried by a surrogate mother. Sutter is an animal rights activist and is vegan. Sutter is also a motorcycle enthusiast.
    He wrote the episodes "Scar Tissue" and "Dead Soldiers" and in 2004, joined the production team in the junior role of co-producer for the third season.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to write episodes and scripted "Playing Tight" and "Mum" with series creator and executive producer Shawn Ryan, "Slipknot" solo, and "Fire in the Hole" with consulting producer Charles H. Eglee. He reprised his role as Dezerian in the season's final episodes "All In" and "On Tilt".
  • 2003
    Age 36
    He co-wrote the episodes "Dragonchasers" and "Two Days of Blood" with fellow staff writer Scott Rosenbaum, and was promoted to story editor for the second season in 2003.
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    Sutter then attended Northern Illinois University for three years, starting in 1997, to obtain his M.F.A. in performance and directing.
    More Details Hide Details Sutter moved to Los Angeles, California in 2000. Sutter was hired as a staff writer for the first season of FX crime drama The Shield in 2002. He made his television acting debut with the episode "Blowback", in which he appeared as Armenian mob hitman Margos Dezerian.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 15
    He grew up in the township of Clark, New Jersey and graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Sutter attended Livingston College for the journalism department of Rutgers University—which was located there—eventually graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in mass media with a minor in English in 1986. He moved to New York City and studied Meisner technique, did theater, and taught at the Gately/Poole Conservatory.
  • OTHER
  • 1960
    Age -7
    Born on May 5, 1960.
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