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.

Kim Coates Mark Boone Junior William Lucking Charlie Hunnam Theo Rossi Kurt Sutter Ryan Hurst Tommy Flanagan Sons of Anarchy FX FX Signs Sons of Anarchy Creator For Seasons 6 & 7

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. no dish network didnt drop fx

  2. I loooove SOA it’s my favorite show ever I’ve never been as hooked on a show as I am SOA the show must continue please don’t ever stop making them cause I’ll never stop watching them:)))) I really think you should think about making a movie length episode :)))) so many people would go watch it I promiSe you!!!

  3. F****** awesome show and I can’t wait to see season 6 & 7 hell yeah

  4. i have every season of soa so keep them coming i got my 70 year old mom to watch she loves it now

  5. Love the show!!!! Sure hope it goes beyond season 7…totally hooked!!!

  6. Suttter keep soa going you are a great. Writer and there is a show on fx that is worth to keep come back for I have all the seasons and watch them all the time

  7. Well i love the sons seasons they are tops on 5 now cant wait for 6 and 7

  8. I just recently started watching the show on Netflix and devoured every season over the course of a couple of days, SO GOOD!

    • Aww,,,Ope…. my sweet gringo hunk!! R.i.p. True Devoted hermano to the Sons. Watching season fin A–gain!!! Esse’….

  9. PLEASE BRING SONS BACK!!!!!!!!!

  10. I was introduced to the show awhile ago, I did not show interest because I never knew the schedule, channel, etc. I watched it within 3 days thanks to netflix. I am so hooked on the story line….I cannot wait to see the dynamics of the change of everything and everyone involved.

  11. I really hope theres more soa i live for tuesday nights at 10pm..why does it seem like season 5 is so much shorter than the rest?? I expected it to last much longer.But i will always watch it even though I thnk the whole crew is falling apart they all need to stick together but yet there all turning on eachother…so in the next season im hoping they all get tight like they use to be.. I must say im dissapointed all my favorites are dying off …if jax goes ever im so done watching s.o.a

  12. I wanna be apart of season 6 and 7

  13. THIS SHOW IS 1 OF THE BEST EVER. IM BEGGING YOU PLEEEEAAAASSSSE KEEP THIS SERIES RUNNING STRONG. EVERY1 I INTRODUCE TO IT FALL IN LOVE EVEN MY MOM WE WATCHED ALL 53 EPISODES ON NETFLIX IN 4 DAYS :-) I WOULD LIKE THE SHOW 2 BRANCH OUT TO SOUTHERN CALI BRING IN SOME MORE ORGANIZATIONS BUT OVERALL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CANT WAIT TO SEE SEASON 6,7

  14. When does season 6 start ? Why not long seasons ?

  15. Best show ever

  16. omg i looooooove SOA its really awesome dont ever stop, and i love you theo

  17. awsome freaken show there should be longer seasons its tourture waiting 9months for the next season to start.

  18. We so much like the series my boyfriend watches it all the time.

  19. Best damn show there ever is…hope there never is a season ender!! Thank you sutter for your creation S O A for life

  20. I so love soa it has become my addiction I record when I’m at work rush home amd watch it and constantly checking to see when season starts so I won’t miss it love jax and love when you put jimmy smits the easy you wrote him in have got others hooked on it hope you have alot more seasons to come thank you

  21. me and my husband love soa pleasssssse dont end it we never miss a show. everyone on the show is awesome!!!!!!!!!! we look foward to the show every tuesday!!! and we cant wait for season 6&7 and beyond!!!!!!!

  22. me and my husband love soa pleasssssse dont end the show it is freaking awesome cant wait for season 6&7 and beyond. just keeping them coming mr sutter love all you guys and gals on the show!!!!!!!!

  23. please continue with season 6-7 there is no better show in the whole wide world!!! kurt sutter ive seen sons of anarchy and ive seen outlaws empire and you rock dude!!!! hope to see more of your shows. peace and love from Sweden!!!

  24. So ready for season 6&7 it has to go on my and I are so hooked on this show

  25. So ready for season 6&7

  26. Kurt Sutter your show is awesome !!!

  27. I love this show…..when does the next show come on. Is it over for awhile? I sure hope not.

  28. KEEP THIS SHOW GOING UNTIL ABLE HIS LITTLE BROTHER ARE RUNNING THE CLUB !!!

  29. Amazing series and hated to see it end but just like all the other episodes, this one did it again and blew us away with Otto biting off his tongue, Tig getting saved, Hope going down and now poor Tara headed for jail. Can’t wait for the new series….writer is amazing…keep it up!

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