Southern Bastards Optioned by FX

Southern Bastards 5 - 3Jason Aaron and Jason LaToyr's Southern Bastards has been optioned and will be developed as a one-hour drama at FX, reports Deadline.

The series, which debuted last year at Image Comics, centers on the power struggle between the son of a former sheriff in a small town in the southern United States and a criminal mastermind who is also the coach of a successful high school football team.

The ninth issue of the series came out this week.

Aaron and LaTour will adapt the pilot and serve as executive producers on the series.