However, during an interview with PopCulture.com, Sutter has now explained what's going on with the pilot and how it's not so different from what SOA went through before it premiered.
"Ironically, I don't know why I was surprised," Sutter told us of the decision to reshoot. "It was the same situation we had on Sons, we had major recast and we reshot 95% of the pilot and that's gonna happen again. What it does for me is it allows me to watch it and then go what didn't work, what did work, and really do a big rewrite.
"So, now they're just literally waiting for the script. We had the team all together. I'm not gonna direct it because if it gets picked up, we'll slam right into production. So, my other [executive producer] Noberto [Barba] is gonna do the reshoots, so hopefully that'll all happen in August/September and we'll go into production the first of the year."
While the idea of reshooting the pilot seemed like a scary notion for fans, it's nothing Sutter hasn't gone through before. The creator went on to explain that this change-of-pace is designed to condense the show, ultimately making it better.0comments
"I think the story will be the story, and literally most of the casting changes are elimination, meaning like we realized we were trying to tell too big of a story, so a lot of the casting stuff is losing characters, or introducing characters later on."
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