Kurt Sutter, the man that made violent biker gangs lovable when he created Sons of Anarchy, is bringing his very first unscripted series to Discovery Channel titled Outlaw Empires. The six-part series will explore various gangs and crime families from around the world by interviewing the current and former members of these factions. And in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sutter further explained his decision to portray the show from the perspective of these gangs, rather than the police
“I’ve made a career writing about fictitious anti-heroes.” He continued, “To create these worlds, I’ve spent a lot of time with active members on both sides of the law. And if I had to pick the most interesting of the two, the choice is obvious — we all love the guys in black. It’s not so much about justifying bad behavior, but to hear it from the inside out instead of from a distant law enforcement social judgment call.”
The gangs involved in this series will include, the Crips, the Irish Mob, a Latin American crime family, the Italian mob, the Aryan Brotherhood, and an outlaw biker gang. Sutter will appear on-camera during the show to offer his thoughts and experiences with each gang as well.
Outlaw Empires will debut on The Discovery Channel on May 14. Be sure to check out the trailer for the show below.