It’s been a little over a year since fans said farewell to Sons of Anarchy. Following an epic series finale that featured the death of Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller, fans have eagerly waited for Sutter to return to his hit biker world. Now that Sutter has confirmed a prequel is in the works, when can fans expect the series to really get underway?
According to Zap2it, the cancellation of The Bastard Executioner has freed up some time for Sutter to work on both a Sons of Anarchy prequel and a spinoff series. FX President and General Manager John Landgraf recently told the outlet that Sutter is concentrating his efforts on developing both shows.
“I don’t have anything concrete to say about those two things except to say Kurt said he’s working on them and they’ll be coming to me soon,” he stated.
Apparently, Landgraf told Sutter to rest following the end of The Bastard Executioner, but Sutter couldn’t stop writing. Fortunately for fans, Sutter’s creative spark has led him back into the world of Sons of Anarchy.
“He says that he just can’t not write and that he’s been writing and working on an idea for a show,” Landgraf shared. “And he’s also re-expressed interest in getting back into another show that exists in the Sons of Anarchy franchise.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the spinoff series in question will focus on one of SAMCRO’s oldest enemies: the Mayans Motorcycle Club. In Sons of Anarchy, the Mayans were headed by club president Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) and eventually developed peace with Teller.
Although Sutter has yet to release any details concerning the storyline of the spinoff, he did state that its “tone, pace, storytelling will be unique,” and that the series is not going have Northern California as its setting.
Meanwhile, the International Business Times is reporting that the prequel will center on the beginnings of SAMCRO. This includes exploring the relationship between John Teller, Jax’s father, and the rest of the original club members. With Jax’s dad potentially being at the center of attention in the prequel, will Hunnam return at some point to reprise his role?
While Hunnam has neither confirmed nor denied a possible return to the Sons of Anarchy franchise, he did hint during an interview with GQ that his days playing Jax are officially over. Not only did Hunnam admit to being overly attached to the character, but he also shared how his character’s death at the end of Season 7 was particularly difficult to go through.
“But saying good-bye to the character was a motherfucker. As stupid as it sounds, it really felt like a genuine bereavement,” Hunnam stated. “Because he was this guy that I loved and hung out with constantly for seven years. It was a lot tears for, like, two or three weeks, every time I thought about it. Then one day, I woke up and was like, ‘Okay, it’s time to move on. RIP, Jax Teller.'”
Hunnam may not return to work alongside Sutter anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t get excited about the coming prequel. In fact, Hunnam also told Men’s Journal that Brad Pitt might be set to play his father in the series.
“Did you read that about Brad Pitt maybe playing my dad? Brad Pitt as John Teller. How awesome would that be,” Hunnam stated.
So far, Sutter has been silent on both the prequel and the spinoff series. Considering Sutter’s passion for writing, it shouldn’t be much longer before he makes some kind of announcement on which show he is moving forward with first.
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Check out Larry King’s interview with Kurt Sutter and Sons of Anarchy stars Kim Coates and Theo Rossi talking about the possibility of a prequel.
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