Sons Of Anarchy spin-off recruits a Fast & Furious cast member

FX has agreed to take Kurt Sutter’s Sons Of Anarchy spin-off for a spin, ordering a pilot for the series that has yet to find its lead. Mayans MC will center on EZ Reyes, a Mayans prospect who will juggle “his personal life,” seeking “revenge against a Mexican drug cartel,” and whatever hazing the club throws at him.…

Kurt Sutter says his Punisher script was too emotional for Marvel

Of all the criticisms that could be leveled at Kurt Sutter, overthinking a character’s backstory isn’t quite the first to come to mind. But the Sons Of Anarchy creator claims his efforts to delve into a violent vigilante’s motivations were what kept one of his visions off the big screen. In this Looper interview from…

Today in Amazon deals: Lady Gaga, Rocky Horror, and a last-minute Obi-Wan costume

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Korn’s new music video stars the mumbly Scottish guy from Sons Of Anarchy

The music video for Korn’s new single, “Rotting In Vain,” posits that the seminal nü-metal band might have been summoned into this earthly realm via a drug-fueled fever dream. In the Dean Karr-directed clip, Tommy Flanagan—who played the perpetually unintelligible and loyal motorcycle club soldier Chibs on …

Vice Principals’ Walton Goggins on why he’s usually cast as a loose cannon

Walton Goggins is one of the most interesting and innovative actors working today. He’s played everything from a slave overseer to a transgender prostitute, though his characters are generally gritty, somewhat sadistic, and always a little off-kilter. In HBO’s Vice Principals, which premieres this Sunday, July 17,…

Kurt Sutter’s Sons Of Anarchy spin-off finally stops spinning its wheels

Kurt Sutter’s been tinkering with the idea of a Sons Of Anarchy prequel or sequel since before his FX show even went off the air, but he’s finally nailed down a title and showrunner to go with his “Mayan empire, but of Northern California” concept. Deadline reports that Sutter has just tapped Elgin James, the director…

Sons Of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi joins Netflix’s Luke Cage series

Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Luke Cage has its Luke Cage (The Good Wife’s Mike Colter), its showrunner (Cheo Hodari Coker), and one of its major villains (Alfre Woodard). Now, it’s rounding out the rest of its cast, with Deadline reporting that Sons Of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi has been tapped as a regular opposite…

TCA roundup: “2015 or 2016 will represent peak TV in America”

You hear it more and more, especially from members of the Television Critics Association: There’s so much new TV out there, it’s impossible for any one person to keep track of it all—let alone watch it. And FX has the numbers to prove it. Ahead of its day at the TCA summer press tour, the network distributed its data…

Ed Sheeran to move from nighttime jams to knight-time jams on Kurt Sutter’s new show

Musical Ambien distributor Ed Sheeran will soon be making heads roll instead of loll on FX—via The Hollywood Reporter, the singer has just been cast in Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner, a medieval drama based in part on the Welsh rebellions of the 13th and 15th centuries. Sheeran, who’s got “former altar boy”…

Stream the new track from Sons Of Anarchy’s Bob Thiele, featuring Amos Lee

Fans of Sons Of Anarchy should be familiar with the music of Bob Thiele—or with his aesthetic at least. Thiele was the show’s music supervisor and, together with his band, the Forest Rangers, sketched out the tunes for all seven of the show’s hit seasons. Now, the group is releasing its first album of all original…