Earlier this week, it was announced two stars are heading back to FX’s Sons of Anarchy next season after turning in two memorable performances and creator Kurt Sutter is working on a new show for the network.

According to Deadline, Jimmy Smits will reprise his role as Neron “Nero” Padilla, a former gangbanger who gets pulled back into the life thanks to his partnership with main character Jax (Charlie Hunnam). In a separate report, Donal Logue will return as former U.S. Marshall Lee Toric.

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Smits was in all but one of last season’s episodes, but will now be in all episodes of season six. Logue, meanwhile, was introduced in the last three episodes of season five but will return in a big way for Sons of Anarchy season six His character’s sister was inadvertently murdered by an inmate that Tara mistakenly smuggled a weapon to.

That inmate, Otto,  is played by series creator Kurt Sutter who was also announced to be teaming with John Shiban on a time-traveling show called Lucas Stand, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sutter will develop the show with former Hell on Wheels showrunner Shiban as part of Sutter’s recent three-year overall deal with Fox 21. Lucas Stand is described as “a dark action/horror drama with both episodic and serialized elements” about a former special ops soldier that travels through time to catch and kill demons breaking the law.

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The show will premiere on FX, but it’s not clear if it’s intended for this year or next year.

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Alan Danzis

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV