Makes ‘Sons of Anarchy’ look like ‘Sesame Street’ — EXCLUSIVE
The creator of FX’s acclaimed biker drama Sons of Anarchy is launching an unscripted series on Discovery Channel that profiles the world’s most notorious gangs and crime families.
Writer-producer Kurt Sutter will make his first foray into unscripted TV by executive producing and appearing in new series titled Outlaw Empires (first trailer below). The series will examine crime organizations such as the Crips street gang, the Irish Mob, a Latin American crime family, the Aryan Brotherhood and, yes, outlaw bikers. Each episode will include interviews with a criminal organization’s current and former members, some of whom are in hiding, and tell tales that Sutter promises will “make Sons of Anarchy look like Sesame Street.”
The show will differ from other cable documentaries by striving to capture the perspective of the criminals inside the organization — not unlike Sutter’s fictional Sons — rather than heavily depending on the perspective of law enforcement.
“I’ve made a career writing about fictitious anti-heroes,” Sutter said. “To create these worlds, I’ve spent a lot of time with active members on both sides of the law. And if I had to pick the most interesting of the two, the choice is obvious — we all love the guys in black. It’s not so much about justifying bad behavior, but to hear it from the inside out instead of from a distant law enforcement social judgement call.”
Source INSIDE TV