We teased you recently that there would be a new edition of “Larry King Now” coming up featuring “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter, and the metaphorical eagle has landed. The chat is one of many that King is doing with showrunners, and Sutter’s episode also features a chat with Carlton Cuse of “Lost” and “Bates Motel” fame.
If you do want to watch the episode in full, you can do so (depending on your location) over at the link here. We’ve singled out a pair of the individual clips for you to enjoy below, as these can be viewed more liberally if you are reading this from anywhere in the world.
“Creating” curse words – This is an interesting discussion mostly from the standpoint of censorship, and how Sutter had to modify and morph language that would fit the world of “Sons of Anarchy” while staying within the limitations of what you can say on FX. There are definitely some weird rules out there: On basic cable you can show brutal beatings and bloody murders, but if you say a curse word that’s too strong or show certain parts of the anatomy, it’s over the line. (And to think, cable’s rules of what you can and can’t show make even more sense than network TV.)
“The Bastard Executioner” – We’ve detailed a little bit of what Sutter’s potential new series will be, but he goes into more detail here. One of the reasons why Kurt is overseas right now is tied to the show, which would follow “Sons of Anarchy” season 7 next year if FX gives it the green light. The idea of a medieval executioner sounds refreshing in theory, largely in that you don’t really have many other series set in this particular era. Plus, in between “Vikings” and “Turn,” period stories are appealing right now.
You can view a few more season 7 updates for “Sons of Anarchy” at the link here, and we’ll surely have more as we get closer to filming in the weeks ahead. For additional updates on all things TV, be sure to sign up now for our CarterMatt Newsletter.