From Bikers To Nuns With Guns; Kurt Sutter Hatches ‘Sisters Of Sorrow’ Comic Book Series

Mike Fleming Jr
Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has firmed his third comic book series creation. He’ll team with BOOM! Studios for Sisters Of Sorrow, a comic he describes thusly: “Yep, nuns with guns, baby.” Sutter started in the comics game with a series based on his long running FX series Sons, and then followed with Lucas Stand, a concept originally hatched to be a TV pilot. Sisters of Sorrow will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con next July. “I’ve been wanting to create a mythology around kick ass female characters—and in this current sociopolitical climate, it seems more important than ever,” Sutter said. Sisters Of Sorrow is the story of four women, all victims of violent crimes, who unite to exact revenge on their perpetrators. By day, they are peaceful community activists in downtown LA. By night, they don bulletproof black leather under crisp white habits, strapped with state-of-the art weapons and the skills to use them.” Sutter, who scripted the Antoine Fuqua-directed hit Southpaw and whose last series creation, Bastard Executioner went one season at FX, is currently developing the Sons spinoff Mayans MC. After partnering with BOOM! Studios and Fox to generate 25 issues of the Sons comic, he’s currently working with BOOM! on Sons Of Anarchy: Redwood Original, which follows prodigal Son Jax Teller before he became an MC member and eventual leader.

“One of my favorite parts of the creation process in comics is when you find collaborators that you’re immediately in lockstep with,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Ever since we started working with Kurt on the Sons of Anarchy comic books and then on Lucas Stand, we feel like we’ve found a creative brother. We literally couldn’t be happier with this partnership. With Sisters of Sorrow, Kurt has cooked up a wickedly hard-hitting series that features complex characters and a killer concept. In other words, Sisters of Sorrow is pure Sutter.”

 

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