FX Orders Drama Script from Sons of Anarchy Creator/Showrunner Kurt Sutter and former Hell on Wheels Showrunner John Shiban
LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2013 - FX has closed a drama series script development deal with Sons of Anarchy Creator/Showrunner Kurt Sutter and former Hell on Wheels Showrunner John Shiban for "Lucas Stand."
Based on an idea by Sutter, Lucas Stand is a dark, action/horror drama, with both episodic and serialized elements. It follows the salvation quest of a damaged former special ops soldier, who has been chosen to traverse time and place to hunt down and kill Hell's law-breaking demons.
In addition to Lucas Stand, Sutter and Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal, with Belle Zwerdling, are developing a dark comedy at FX, Diva. Clown. Killer.
Lucas Stand is Shiban's first project with FX.
Sutter's hit series Sons of Anarchy is the highest-rated series ever on FX. The recently concluded fifth season was the series' highest rated season yet with first-run episodes averaging 6.37 Million Total Viewers and 4.35 million Adults 18-49, marking a +16% increase in both categories vs. Season 4. It was consistently television's #1-rated show in delivery of Adults 18-49 and key male demos in the Tuesday, 10 PM time period last fall. When totaling all impressions delivered - linear, online, VOD - last season of Sons averaged 9.75 million Total Viewers weekly, which was a +13% gain vs. Season 4 (8.64 million Total Viewers).
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in nearly 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans; the miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum; and the acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit, BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.