The idea of SAMCRO and the dark tales of Charming coming to an end is a bitter pill to swallow if you are a diehard fan of “Sons of Anarchy”. There was hope of a prequel spin-off series when series creator Kurt Sutter spilled the beans about the possibility of telling the origin stories of the MC set in the 60’s. With the final season set to air this September, and receiving no word since late November last year about the possibilities of a spin-off, fans are gradually saying good-bye to one of the best drama series to air on FX. At the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Sutter and some of the cast members of the show discussed the much-anticipated final season and possibilities of a spin-off show.
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Even though Sutter mentioned last year that the studio will consider a spin-off, it seems that he is not keen on moving forward with a traditional spin-off series. He is of the opinion that “spin-offs work well on procedural dramas, which this clearly is not”. The series creator will rather consider a full-blown prequel, insisting that “there’ll be no spin-offs”. He went on revealing that the origin show would involve John Teller and Piney Winston if the project should come to fruition. At this stage nothing has been set in stone, and we will have to wait and see if FX will continue with Sutter’s idea.
Meanwhile, Charlie Hunnam’s Jax is featured in a clip in front of hundreds of audience members as he kicks the crap out of a main in jail. We have already seen Jax making questionable decisions and changing his approach in the sixth season. Things are expected to get more stressful and violent for the President of the MC.
Sutter spoke of Jax’s state in the upcoming season:
“This season will be the most proactive for Jax. He’s driven, with a singular purpose. Rather than being a reactor to chaos, he will be the inciter. It’s almost like writing a brand new character.”
“I know where I want my hero to be emotionally and thematically at the end of the season,”
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Katey Sagal’s Gemma will also go through huge changes since she murdered Jax’s wife Tara (Maggie Siff). Sagal said:
“She’s going to be even more multilayered this season as she tries to hold it together, in the name of protecting her family one last time. As you’ll see as the season progresses, what transpires from that somewhat pure motivation just goes awry. But you’ll see a lot of different colors. She’s more dimensional than ever before.”
Hunnam was absent because he’s “doing important service for Vogue magazine,” Sutter explained.
In related news, there is a “Sons” novel on the way in November titled “Sons of Anarchy: Bratva”. Sutter revealed that the story will follow Jax, Opie, and Chibs in another Russian-centric storyline, “will live in our mythology but not impact things that happened [on the show].”
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