Outlaw Empires

New docuseries from Kurt Sutter creator of Sons of Anarchy

Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires: Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires Is Coming Soon : Video : Discovery Channel

If Kurt Sutter's new docuseries "Outlaw Empires" (premieres Mon., May 14 at 10 p.m. Et on Discovery) sounds like a non-fiction adaptation of his hit FX drama "Sons of Anarchy," that's because the two pieces of work share many of the same themes. Talking to HuffPost TV, Sutter stressed that "Outlaw Empires," which explores the inner workings of gangs like the Irish Mob, Outlaw Bikers, Crips and Nuestra Familia, isn't a spinoff of "Sons," while acknowledging that it is a "continuation" of what he does best: tell stories about damaged anti-hero characters who've spent their lives in criminal organizations.

He set out to tell their histories "from the outlaw's point of view, from the inside out rather than the outside in." His goal was to find "real-life characters" and "understand what drove them to the life." Even for Sutter, a seasoned storyteller who's been writing fictionalized portraits of outlaw characters »
A lot of this stuff you can find on a series called Gangland. Street gangs, biker gangs, prison gangs, it's all in here. But it covers mostly stuff in America.

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