Kurt Sutter partners with Netflix for The Abandons

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter just landed a new project with Netflix as he's set to work on a new series set in the Old West.


Sons of Anarchy and Mayans, M.C.'s creator, Kurt Sutter, just signed with Netflix for his next big series. After working on the aforementioned TV series', with Sons of Anarchy going on to win numerous awards and critical acclaim, Sutter joins several other notable producers in signing on with Netflix.

From 2008 to 2014, Sons of Anarchy was one of the most popular shows on TV.

This time around, Sutter is going to apply his signature gritty style to an Old West setting with The Abandons.

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Sutter finds a new home in Netflix following FX exit

Kurt Sutter appeared on Sons of Anarchy as "Big" Otto Delaney.

Earlier this year, we found out that Sutter was going to work with Netflix for his feature film debut, This Beast. In addition to producing the film, Sutter is also going to write and direct it. At the time, Sutter wasn't afraid to talk about his sudden departure from his long-time home in FX. He explained in a letter shared by Deadline that Disney demanded "a level of dumbing-down story and inane PC restraints" and that he "genuinely feared for the creative future of the storytelling."

With Sutter still working on This Beast, fans shouldn't expect Netflix nor Sutter to talk more about the Abandons. However, he did speak with Deadline about what influenced him to work on the project, saying that he's always had a fascination with "the origins of La Costa Nostra."

In the face of growing competition, Netflix has made several key acquisitions in recent years. Sutter is hardly the first big name in the industry to sign on with Netflix and fans are expecting a lot from this. A good example of Netflix's excellent decision-making in recent years is Shonda Rimes. Rimes is the brains behind the hit period drama series, Bridgerton. The show was formerly the biggest show on Netflix before Squid Game supplanted it. Speaking of, a Bridgerton video game is reportedly in the works.

For now, fans looking for an old west TV series can watch Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone on Hulu, as well as Scott Frank's Godless. Kurt's other co-creation, Mayans M.C, is still ongoing with the fourth season confirmed. However, Sutter has not worked on the series following the conclusion of Season 2 after FX fired him outright.

Here's to hoping that Sutter's time in Netflix will be much more fruitful.

Ray Ampoloquio
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