It’s been over a year since the end of Sons of Anarchy, yet the popularity of the hit biker drama lives on. Apart from the entire obsession with Charlie Hunnam, the show has garnered a strong fan base on Netflix. With fans still going crazy about the show, what are the cast of Sons of Anarchy up to these days?
According to Pop Sugar, Hunnam has successfully launched a career on the big screen. Following his role as Jax Teller on SOA, the actor landed a role in Crimson Peak and will appear next year in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Lost City of Z.
In speaking about his role as King Arthur, Hunnam said his version of the iconic character is “a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler. He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine.”
Katey Sagal is best known for her part as Gemma Teller, but the actress has already moved on to other roles. This includes a part as Hailee Steinfeld’s mom on Pitch Perfect 2 and a cameo in the upcoming boxing flick, Bleed for This.
Prior to Bobby’s tragic murder, Boone Junior had been a part of every single Sons of Anarchy episode. Since the end of the show, Junior has been involved in a variety of different projects. More recently, the actor starred in the period drama, The Birth of a Nation, and appeared opposite Marilyn Manson in Let Me Make You a Marty.
Kim Coates will forever be remembered as Tig, but that hasn’t stopped the actor from moving on to different projects. Fans can watch Coates in the upcoming sequel to Goon with Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber. He is also playing the lead in the comic book adaptation, Officer Downe.
Tommy Flanagan’s Chibs was one of the few characters that survived all seven seasons of SOA. The actor’s busy schedule now includes an appearance in Sand Castle with Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill. Oh, and he’s also appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Theo Rossi has expanded his career to the big screen while keeping true to his television roots. The actor had a cameo in the new thriller, When the Bough Breaks, and landed the part of Shades in Netflix’s hit show, Luke Cage.
Maggie Siff’s character met a tragic end on SOA, but the death freed the actress to work on other roles. According to Life & Style, this includes her show, Billions, and an upcoming movie titled The Sweet Life, starring Abigail Spencer.
Ron Perlman’s time on SOA also ended with his character’s death, but the actor has moved on to several exciting projects. Perlman voiced a character in Robodog, starred on the show, The Bleeder, and has a cameo in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rumors have it that Perlman is also working on Hellboy 3 with Guillermo del Toro.
Ryan Hurst, who played Opie through Season 5, appeared in Bates Motel’s third season and is expected to return in Season 4. He’s also lined up for a part in Outsiders from WGN America.
Sadly, not all Sons of Anarchy alums have a happy ending. According to What Culture, Johnny Lewis, who played Half-Sack in Season 1 and 2, suffered through psychiatric problems that eventually took his life in 2012.
Upon leaving the show after Season 2, Kurt Sutter explained that he killed off the character in order to allow Lewis to move on with his life.
“[Lewis] wasn’t happy on the show. Creatively, he really wanted out of his contract,” Sutter explained. “…People are going to have their reaction, but I don’t want an actor that’s not happy. It’s not good for the actor, and it’s not good for the show.”
Speaking of Sutter, the show’s creator went on to develop The Bastard Executioner. Sutter’s new series, however, ended after Season 1 and he is currently working on a SOA spinoff, titled Mayans MC.
Sutter has yet to reveal which characters will return for the spin-off, though fans can certainly expect to see a few familiar faces. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Hunnam will make a cameo; though Sutter is working on a prequel to Sons of Anarchy so there’s always hope Jax will return at some point.
Drea de Matteo, who appeared as Wendy through the show’s seven year run, has also found considerable success in Hollywood. The actress recently joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is set to star in Jennifer Lopez’s new drama, Shades of Blue, as Shirley Nazario.
“Shirley Nazario, a tough, outspoken mother of three and cop who holds her own with the men in her crew, yet covers her insecurities with her brashness,” the character description reads. “She insists that family comes first, but her suspicions and paranoia threaten to upend her personal life.”
Tell us! Who from the original cast would you like to see pop up on the Sons of Anarchy spin-off? Let us know in the comments and check out the clip below for some of our favorite moments from the show.
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