Anarchy rules on FX
Looks like FX is at it again. The new drama pilot Sons of Anarchy from Kurt Sutter (FX gave it the greenlight back in October when it was called Forever Sam Crow) has been scheduled to begin filming on February 14th according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will focus on the seedy and often corrupt world of motorcycle clubs and the familial lines that usually run through them.
A boatload of casting news was announced too. Katey Sagal (Married with Children, The Shield), who happens to be Sutter's wife, will star alongside Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) and Scott Glenn (Backdraft). It gets better though. Allen Coulter, perhaps best known for directing numerous episodes of The Sopranos, has signed on to helm the pilot.
I've got to be honest. This sounds like a home run to me. I can't think of anything else on TV, past or present, that sounds similar to this show and FX has been on a bit of a hotstreak lately. Plus, the major parties involved have standing relationships with FX, so it must help to know what's expected of them. Coulter, in addition to The Sopranos work I mentioned, also directed the pilot episode of Damages. Sutter has been involved with The Shield as a writer, executive producer, and guest star since season one. He played Margos Dezerian. Remember him? The Armenian hitman with the foot fetish? Yeah, that guy is making a TV show.