FX Signs ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator For Seasons 6 & 7

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 am,

Even though FX renewed Sons of Anarchy for season 5 in October 2011, they had yet to officially sign series creator Kurt Sutter for the upcoming season. Fortunately, not only has FX signed Sutter for a fifth season, but they also have him locked in for season 6 and 7 – if the network chooses to continue the series.

Announcing his new deal for Sons of Anarchy on Twitter, Sutter made sure to include a quip about how much easier it is to deal with FX than AMC: “closed my deal for 3 more years on SOA. no headlines, no pushed schedule, no stealing from paul. thank you FX and 20th for your generosity.”

Sutter’s remarks about “no headlines, no pushed schedule, no stealing…” refers to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s complicated negotiations with AMC – negotiations that reportedly put the future of Breaking Bad in question, as well as led to budget cuts for The Walking Dead. It’s been reported that one of the main reasons why Frank Darabont was fired from The Walking Dead was because he was continuously fighting with the network over their reduced budget for season 2.

Continuing, Sutter made sure to clarify that his previous Tweet was in regards to himself, not Sons of Anarchy the series. Additionally, Sutter also hinted at the possibility of the series continuing beyond season 7:

the 3 year deal is for season 5, and then if we get picked up, for 6 &7. if there is more story to tell beyond that, then we’ll decide then.

While Sons of Anarchy season 7 would see the series through 2014 – and perhaps beyond – the real piece of information to take from Sutter’s tweet is the fact that he’ll have to decide whether or not he has more stories to tell at that time.

What this means – beyond allowing Sutter to possibly continue the series – is that Sutter currently has a general story-arc for Sons of Anarchy seasons 6 and 7 already planned – on top of the upcoming season 5, which is set to air September 2012.

Continuously referencing (as well as mirroring) elements from William Shakespeare’s famed tragedy “Hamlet”, Sons of Anarchy has always focused on Jax’s (Charlie Hunnam) relationship with his stepfather Clay (Ron Pearlman) – but it wasn’t until the Sons of Anarchy season 4 finale that their relationship reached its tipping point.

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After Jax ousted Clay as the head of the SAMCRO, all eyes are on Sons of Anarchy season 5 as the battle between step-father and step-son begins to take shape. And what, if anything, does Gemma (Katey Sagal) have to do with it?

With Sutter having enough stories to tell to fill seasons 6 and 7, audiences won’t have to worry about the sometimes hit-or-miss execution of series such a Dexter – which largely doesn’t have subsequent seasons planned in advanced.

Barring any surprise appearances of Julia Stiles in Charming, fans of the series should be thoroughly excited to see what Sutter has planned for television’s favorite motorcycle club.

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Sons of Anarchy season 5 will premiere September 2012

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  1. REALLY F’IN ANSWER THE PEOPLE THAT PAY YOU! LOVE THE SHOW. IS GIVING A DATE OR A REASON FOR NOT GIVING ONE SO GD HARD. IF YOU ALL CANT DO THAT F IT ILL WATCH SOMETHING ELSE WAIT TILL IT IS ALL OVER DOWNLOAD IT WATCH IT ALL AT ONE TIME.

    • lol

  2. When will the new soa start so excited can’t wait

  3. Waiting for soa to come back on for season 6. Best show.

  4. Cannot wait for season 6. I can relate to Charming, cast members & things they do. I grew up near “charming”, & all my brothers have Harley’s.Hurryyyyyyy

  5. When is sons of anarchy season 6 going to come on

  6. I love your show. I’ve been a big fan since the show started. My life’s dream has always to become an actress but have never had the chance to put myself out there and get noticed. I’d give anything if I had the chance to audition for Son’s…

  7. Wanted to knew if it will be a season 7 let me knew of any updates

  8. I love this show so when it starts up again because I truly truly love it

  9. We love the sons and have been waiting patienley for its return. Please don’t cancel it, a lot of people will be very upset!!!

  10. I love soa I feel like I’m there with them. I go through soa withdraws on the that soa isn’t being aired. Wish I was younger cuz jax is fine

  11. so when is the season 6 in the uk ????? thought it was being aired on 10th septeber 2013 ???

  12. Soa is my FAVORITE show of all time. Rumors are flying that this is the last few season. That would just be awful for me! Is there going to be a season 7???

  13. Me and hubby love the son and can’t wait for season 7 to start hope it is a good on hope the mother die because of what she did to jacks wife

  14. I hope there will be more sons of anarchy
    I look forward to that show. And uou cant find anything else that u havent seen aleeady at least 10 times. I luv jax. And i figure every week what the club is going to get into

  15. I hope this means the DINO partner of Wellers, (John Lewis). He is a seriously respected mixed martial artist and I really wanted to see his do some damage to someone. His has tons of fans that would like to see that.

    ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spoilers: Charlie Barosky to play a more leading role

    Now that Donal Logue had to unexpectedly leave season six of “Sons of Anarchy” to begin filming for “Viking” a shift in leading characters had to happen, according to a Oct. 27 report of Carter Matt, and that story is taking place in making Peter Weller more prominent in the show. Weller plays Charlie Barosky, a dirty ex-cop that DA Patterson wants to use to turn on the club.

    This turn of events could go either way. Barosky could find that his business venture with the Sons is more important and valuable to him than anything that Patterson could offer him to hand the MC over. Barosky holds a lot of power in his hands whether he knows it or not. While his business with SAMCRO could potentially be very lucrative for him, the Sons bring about a lot of trouble everywhere they go, whether it’s intentional or not.

    In the end, as the club takes on more legitimate business opportunities after getting out of guns, they could really use Charlie Barosky on their side since he has the background of law enforcement which could be very beneficial to the club. However, SAMCRO could prove to me too much trouble for Barosky and his simple protection gig with the Stockton escort service.

    It is more than likely that he will play a big part in the overall end game of the season for the club. However, the direction that game goes in is in the air. Do you think that Barosky will sell out the club or do you think that his dislike for DA Patterson is enough to stick with them?