'Sons of Anarchy' gets Season 6 renewal as Kurt Sutter inks deal
It's a windfall that comes as Kurt Sutter, the series' creator and showrunner, has inked a three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and FX Productions, which together produce the FX series.
Sutter, often candid on his Twitter account, sent the following blast to users: "closed my deal for 3 more years on SOA. no headlines, no pushed schedule, no stealing from paul. thank you FX and 20th for your generosity." The tweet has since been deleted.
In addition to allowing Sutter to retain control over FX's top show, the pact also includes a script deal with the network, which would extend Sutter's lifespan there. He previously worked as a producer, writer and director on "The Shield." The pact would also give the candid showrunner the option to develop material for both broadcast and cable.
The fourth season of "Sons of Anarchy," which was its highest-rated with an average of more than 5 million viewers, wrapped in December; a fifth season renewal had already been announced in October. But the deal would extend it for a season beyond that.