While Kurt Sutter prepares for the premiere of his upcoming medieval drama, The Bastard Executioner, the Southpaw writer is also busy working out the details for a possible Sons of Anarchy spin-off. Although the details are still vague at this point, will Charlie Hunnam will reprise his role as Jax Teller in the new show?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this new storyline would revolve around the original members of the motorcycle club and their rivalry with the Mayans Motorcycle Club. As many may remember, Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) headed up the Mayans, who have a long history of fighting with SAMCRO.
Despite the fact that Jax met his end at the series finale of Sons of Anarchy, the spin-off is expected to focus on the events prior to the first season, which opens the door up for a possible appearance by Hunnam as Jax.
In the meantime, Sutter has other plans for Hunnam. In fact, according to Christianity Daily, Sutter wants to include Hunnam in guest role in The Bastard Executioner. “Charlie really wants to come and do, like, a little arc but, he’s sort of booked solid for the next three years, so I don’t know if that’ll happen,” he stated.
Meanwhile, as Sutter wraps things up with the first season of The Bastard Executioner, he did manage to take some time to discuss the new spin-off with E! Online.
“It’s something that we have talked about. It’s something that we have interest in. We are interested… I think the timing of it really depends on what unfolds. I think for me, and the network, it’s taking the next obvious and right choice and [The Bastard Executioner] is the energy we’re moving in now.”
At the same time, Sutter also took to Twitter to reveal some tidbits about the new spin-off. “The Mayan Project is very much in the infancy stages. I will co-creating with another writer who will run the show if it moves forward,” he wrote.
Later, Sutter tweeted that the setting would not be in Northern California. “Mayan Project won’t take place in NoCal. That steps on SOA mythology. Although I’d love to find a way to use my brother, @EmilioRivera48.”
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