via press release:
FX Orders Drama Script
fromCreator/Showrunner Kurt Sutter
and formerShowrunner John Shiban
LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2013 – FX has closed a drama series script development deal withCreator/Showrunner Kurt Sutter and former Showrunner John Shiban for “Lucas Stand.”
Based on an idea by Sutter, Lucas Stand is a dark, action/horror drama, with both episodic and serialized elements. It follows the salvation quest of a damaged former special ops soldier, who has been chosen to traverse time and place to hunt down and kill Hell's law-breaking demons.
In addition to Lucas Stand, Sutter andstar Katey Sagal, with Belle Zwerdling, are developing a dark comedy at FX, Diva. Clown. Killer.
Lucas Stand is Shiban’s first project with FX.
Sutter’s hit seriesis the highest-rated series ever on FX. The recently concluded fifth season was the series’ highest rated season yet with first-run episodes averaging 6.37 Million Total Viewers and 4.35 million Adults 18-49, marking a +16% increase in both categories vs. Season 4. It was consistently television’s #1-rated show in delivery of Adults 18-49 and key male demos in the Tuesday, 10 PM time period last fall. When totaling all impressions delivered – linear, online, VOD – last season of Sons averaged 9.75 million Total Viewers weekly, which was a +13% gain vs. Season 4 (8.64 million Total Viewers).
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in nearly 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons of Anarchy,and The Americans; the miniseries : Asylum; and the acclaimed hit comedy series It’s , , , , Wilfred, Legit, BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's other offerings include the acquired hit series and , and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.