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'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Kurt Sutter Writing Half-Hour Comedy for FX

The showrunner has closed a script development deal that sees him penning a dark show about a party clown who moonlights as an assassin.

Kurt Sutter

FX is upping its investment in Kurt Sutter.

The creator and executive producer of Sons of Anarchy just inked a script development deal with the cable network that will see him writing a half-hour comedy about a clown, a former '80s rock diva with a son, who doubles as an assassin. It's titled Diva. Clown. Killer

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"I look at SOA as being an intense drama, where the murder and mayhem are made palatable by absurd, dark humor," said Sutter. "This half-hour will be an absurd, dark comedy, where the story is fueled by murder and mayhem."

Should the pilot move into production or receive a full series order, Sutter will stay on with his duties at Sons of Anarchy and hire a writer-producer as showrunner.

Fox 21 and FX Productions are co-producing the project, Sutter's first under a February output deal with Fox 21. Katey Sagal and Belle Zwerdling serve as executive producers.