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Kurt Sutter Eyes End Of His Fox/Disney Deal & Dishes The Walt Disney Joke He Believes Got Him Fired From ‘Mayans MC:’ Q&A

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REX/Shutterstock EXCLUSIVE : To say that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter was upset and felt disrespected after being fired from Mayans MC last week is to understate it. After a few days to contemplate his ouster, Sutter spoke to Deadline about how Disney ownership factored into his exit, what his next move will be, and what all this means for his planned Sons Of Anarchy prequel. Buckle up.

DEADLINE : Is your long run at Fox over? You re-upped as Fox was in the process of being taken over by Disney. For your part, do you want to continue creating and running shows there?

SUTTER : There’s irony in that I was the first deal they made under the Disney banner, but right now, we’re trying to figure out how to handle the deal. Contractually, they have me for another year. In an ideal situation, they would honor that, and cut me loose. Meaning, pay me out and let me go somewhere else so that we all can heal and move on. It was more bad timing than a bad fit. Creatively and emotionally, I was burned out. The result was my frustration level was higher and my patience thinner and my spirit of collaboration had diminished. In this transitional phase, from one regime to the next, stability is key. You want to try and make it as smooth as possible. You have brands combining here, and so everybody is upside down and worried anyway. So you […]

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