Discovery Channel has picked up Kurt Sutter’s Outlaw Empires, a new series executive produced by the Sons Of Anarchy creator, which will premiere on My 14. Produced by Studio Lambert and Sutterink, the six-part series will feature famous American outlaws — gangs and mob families. “I’ve made a career writing about fictitious anti-heroes,” Sutter said. “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.” Here is a list of the subjects showcased on the series:
- Crips: One of the most violent and feared gangs in America, they started as a group of young boys determined to protect their turf & build their pride. How they grew, turned on each other, became corrupt & exploded is one of the most fascinating tales in American history.
- Outlaw Bikers: Two generations of veterans returned from war to an America they no longer fit into. So they banded together around motorcycles, and spawned an outlaw dynasty that endures to this day.
- Irish Mob: At the core of every outlaw empire is the fundamental cornerstone of loyalty. But history shows that when loyalty fails, so does the empire. In the case of the Irish mob, the ultimate betrayal came when their leader turned out to be an FBI informant.
- Nuestra Familia: Members of this Latin group, forged in the California prison system, perfected a level of violence unparalleled in any gang. Their ultraviolence has become not only a method to control others and even their own members, but a badge of honor.
- Italian Mafia: They’re the most notorious crime family in America, bound by blood and family. How they grew to become the country’s most powerful crime syndicate, only to be taken down by their own members, is one of the most gripping tales in our history.
- Aryan Brotherhood: An outlaw empire will succeed only if its members become united behind some commonality. Few ideas could be more potent than that of the white supremacist movement in America.