October 18, 2011 02:00:55 GMT
FX orders 13 episodes for the upcoming season 5 of its highest-rated series from Kurt Sutter.
FX has given a greenlight for a fifth season of "Sons of Anarchy". The network announced on Monday, October 17 that it orders 13 episodes for the upcoming season of the drama series about an outlaw biker club.
"Everyone at FX is very grateful to Kurt Sutter, his many writing, directing and producing collaborators and his masterful cast for making such a compelling and beautifully crafted show," FX President Jon Landgraf says in a statement announcing the renewal.
He adds, "It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like 'Hamlet' into a wholly original television setting and to tell this complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience."
FX's highest-rated series in the network's history, "Sons of Anarchy" kicked off its fourth season with its largest audience ever. It has averaged 5.8 million viewers and 3.9 viewers ages 18-49 so far. Seven episodes remain from this season.