Sons of Anarchy’s season 6 premiere will also coincide with the launch of a comic book inspired by the fictional motorcycle club’s adventures.
We reported earlier today that the hit FX show will return on September 10 at 10pm with a special 90-minute episode. Actor Peter Weller will step out from behind the camera (he has directed several episodes) and be written in as a new character this season, a former police officer.
Season 6 will focus on Charlie Hunnam as Jackson “Jax” Teller, the leader of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club. In the new season, he will find his ideal vision for SAMCRO at odds with his family life.
The show, though often ignored during awards season, has been a steady ratings hit for FX. Season 5 was the show’s most-watched with an average of 6.4 million viewers.
Debuting on September 11, a day after the season premiere, is a comic book inspired by the biker drama. It will launch through a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and BOOM! Studios.
The Sons of Anarchy comic book will feature a creative team including writer Christopher Golden, artist Damian Couceiro and cover artist Garry Brown.
Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios’ CEO, said that the comic will supplement the show’s plot “in a way that is authentic and meaningful.”
“Our team at BOOM! Studios includes some of the biggest fans of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and with our long-time desire to create a comic series around the show now a reality, we couldn’t be more excited,” Richie said.
“We are focused on adding to the mythology of the show in a way that is authentic and meaningful, while working closely alongside [‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator] Kurt [Sutter], FX and Fox so that the fans get the best experience from a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ comic.”
Whether the story will run concurrent with the show or instead be a prequel series focusing on the early days of SAMCRO under Jax’s father is unknown.
Are you a fan of Sons of Anarchy? Will you be tuning in to the season 6 premiere on September 10?