Sons of Anarchy: Forget The Prequel, The Mayans Spin-Off Is Where It’s Really At

Sons of Anarchy fans went wild when it was revealed that creator Kurt Sutter was planning a Sons of Anarchy prequel, which would see Charlie Hunnam reprising his role as Jax Teller, Ryan Hurst returning as the beloved Opie Winston, who exited the Sons of Anarchy world too soon, and a surprise addition of Brad Pitt as John Teller, Jax Teller's father.

Kurt Sutter has remained closed-lipped about the project, except to say that filming wouldn't begin for a few years, as he wanted to concentrate on his latest show The Bastard Executioner in the meantime, as reported by E! Online.

"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."
Interest in the prequel is still strong among fans of the original Sons of Anarchy show, but fans are reeling in light of new information about a present day Sons of Anarchy spin-off, which would focus around SAMCRO's rival bike gang, the Mayans.

As Design and Trend reported, Kurt Sutter recently revealed that the idea of focusing the Sons of Anarchy spin-off show around the Mayans motorcycle gang came to him following a conversation with one of the executives at FX, Eric Schrier, whom Sutter previously worked with on The Shield.

"We were talking about the idea of doing things for other markets, like the Spanish-speaking market. I casually said I'd be open to doing something with the Mayans. It's the same subculture, but it'd be interesting to see the influences of that culture and how it impacts the subculture we already understand."
When asked about the possibility of Sons of Anarchy's most popular characters featuring in the new Sons of Anarchy spin-off show, Sutter revealed that there is very little chance that Charlie Hunnam would reprise his role as Jax Teller in the new show.
"I would do a contemporary piece, not a prequel, and place it far enough away from Northern California that it wouldn't step on the mythology that's already been told."
This doesn't mean that the Sons of Anarchy prequel won't happen, though. In Kurt Sutter's recent interview with Deadline, Sutter finally revealed some more of his thoughts and plans regarding the prequel idea.
"At some point I do have plans to hopefully do the prequel, which I do see as a one-off 10- or 12-episode thing where we begin in Nam and see John Teller and Piney and see how that relationship got created, and bring them back to the States and the obvious external dynamics that were going on with the country and the perception of the war and what an odd kind of perception these vets got when they returned home. And then have it be the development of the club, ending before we start to get too close to some of the mythology that's already been established."
There was no news on who the stars of the Sons of Anarchy prequel might be or whether we would have any glimpse of Charlie Hunnam reprising his role, but it does appear that the Sons of Anarchy prequel is low on the list of Kurt Sutter's priorities for the time being.

Hopefully, once The Bastard Executioner is been well-established and doesn't require as much of Sutter's time and energy, he might refocus his mind on the Sons of Anarchy storylines and give fans what they want: more Sons of Anarchy, and more Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller.

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