Kurt Sutter Developing Comedy ‘Diva. Clown. Killer.’ For FX

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 15th, 2013 at 12:03 pm,

Seeing as how he’s been working for the network for the better part of a decade it’s fair to say that Kurt Sutter likes his relationship with the channel FX. After serving as a writer on their critically acclaimed (but criminally underappreciated) show The Shield, and now having his own show, Sons of Anarchy still running on the network, it’s not surprising to hear that Sutter will continue to work with FX.

This time though, Sutter is looking to develop something a little more off-kilter than even Sons of Anarchy. The show is to be called Diva. Clown. Killer. and will follow three connected characters, each of whom fall into one of the title’s categories.

Sutter is reportedly looking to cast his wife Katey Sagal (who currently stars on Sons of Anarchy) in the role of the “diva,” a character described as an “80s has-been,” but potential casting for the remaining major players is not discussed. The “clown” would be Sagal’s character’s dysfunctional son, who makes his living as a kid’s party clown – and the “killer” is described simply as an assassin.

As Sutter explains, Diva. Clown. Killer. would be essentially a complete reversal of the formula that Sons of Anarchy works with.

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

At the moment, FX has only ordered a pilot script from Sutter, but given his close ties to the network we wouldn’t be surprised to see it on a future season’s schedule. As a 30-minute absurdist comedy, Diva. Clown. Killer. could make a perfect compliment to some of FX’s other dark comedies like Wilfred.

Those concerned about the prospect of Sutter taking on a new show whilst Sons of Anarchy is still very much alive and kicking needn’t worry as TV Line reports he would select a showrunner if Diva. Clown. Killer. received a series order. FX has already signed Sutter for (at least) seasons 6 and 7 of Sons of Anarchy, meaning he’s going to be pretty busy in the next few years. However, we don’t expect Sutter to be a hands-off producer either; it’s entirely possible he would write, and maybe even direct, a few of the show’s early episodes.

Katey Sagal in Sons of Anarchy Kurt Sutter Developing Comedy Diva. Clown. Killer. For FX

If Sagal does get cast in Diva. Clown Killer. that would certainly spell doom for her Sons of Anarchy character, unless the two shows filmed on completely different schedules. It’s still early, so fans of Sagal’s Golden Globe-winning role as Gemma Teller Morrow shouldn’t start getting concerned just yet.

FX has slowly been making a name for itself over these past few years with a wide variety of quality content – a mixture of critically acclaimed dramas (Justified) and comedies (Louie). It’s hard to get a true sense for Diva. Clown. Killer. based on the brief description, but Sutter’s attachment is sure to have fans intrigued.

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Source: TV Line

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        • DEAN JAN BEAL THE BLACK AND THE BROWN/)

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  2. Sounds promising. I’ve loved SOA since the beginning. Another show that proved that basic cable can stand up with the big premium networks.

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  3. Sounds like an idea that came up after a heavy night of drinking.

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