Kurt Sutter Fired From FX Show Over Behavior Complaints

Lawrence Kim
October 18, 2019

It's obviously not a great thing for fans to see Sutter and FX to split like this, but there's precedent for complaints being made about Sutter's unprofessional and uncouth behavior in the past.

Kurt Sutter, showrunner of FX's Mayans M.C., has been fired after the network received "multiple complaints" about his behavior, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sutter's memo reads, in part: "Apparently, Disney HR and Business Affairs has conducted an investigation into the unacceptable conditions that have been created on the set of Mayans in season 2". He said he was sacked by Landgraf and Disney TV Studios head Dana Walden, following an internal investigation by Disney.

He continued, "It's been reported by writers, producers, cast and crew that my absence and subsequent behavior when there, has only created confusion, chaos, hostility and is perceived as abandonment. At least being fired for being an abrasive dick is on brand". "I deeply apologize if I've made people feel less than or unsupported".

At the time of this publishing, Sutter is still believed to be under the overall deal he signed with 20th Century Fox Television a year ago. My intention was literally the opposite.

The Reporter ran an interview with Sutter past year in which the show runner shared a framed copy of a letter he received detailing his "unprofessional behavior" on Sons of Anarchy and with executives at Fox 21. My arrogance and chronic distraction has created wreckage.

FX declined to comment on the matter when contacted by E!

The news comes after Sutter had previously said that he was planning to step down from his role as co-showrunner on the series to allow co-creator and co-showrunner Elgin James sole run of the show.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Sutter's firing.

In an Instagram post late Wednesday night, Sutter posted a picture of Disneyland with the caption "The happiest place on earth..." Disney acquired FX upon the completion of the 21st Century Fox-Disney merger earlier this year.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article