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

Published 3 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.


Sons of Anarchy season 5 will premiere September 2012

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  1. love SOA amazin show ever i record it everytime its on to watch it .. hope you guys keep it .. love to see more .. thanks

    • Soa is amazing I seen every episode so far n I cnt wait for season 6 to startthe only thing I dnt like is jaxs new hair it looks to much like pineys

  2. We could watch SOA for years to come!, hope to see up to Seasons 10- beyond, Can’t wait for Season 6 to start!!.

  3. Hardcore SOA fan own season 1-4 on disc waiting for 5 to hit disc but please give a release date for season 6 at least the anticipation is killing all fans. The story line is so realistic and believable.

    • Some time in September I know it suck because I love the show to but it is worth the wait because if he hurry whit it it would not be as good

  4. Sons of anarchy is really inspiring and so many people love it we all hope that this season continues beyond the 7th season . I hope they make the season go on and on like as if it never ends . I hope the season goes onto jacksons son growing up knowing everything . Or the should do a flashback of how jacksons father died so we could actually see it

  5. ME AND MY MOM WATCH IT ALLL THE TIME EVERY TUESDAY. I have all 4 seasons and I watch it everynight as I go to sleep on DVD I cnt was till the 6th season please don’t stoppp it at season 7 I’m pretty sure Kurt stutter has alot of ideas that he could do with soa beyond season 7 . Their is more of the story to tell u just gotta dig and find it . Soa !!! <33:

  6. Love SOA!! Can’t wait for season 6! MLLR from Sweden

  7. What if auto escaped from prison. Or some how got out of prison and. Rode with soa

    • Can you ride without a tongue…oh I meant eyes

    • they cant do that becuz auto killed that nurse so….. and he is already on death row, but that would be a good idea

  8. I am so addicted 2 this Family
    . I love it & need more of it.!!! Waiti 4 season 6 & 7.. Patienly no.. Just waitin..!! Love it.!!!


  10. need to update Netflix with new seasons so it’s up to date. there are only four seasons that I’m abel to watch but I am a big fan so I watch them many times.

    • if you have a ps3 you can get season 5 on cinema now

  11. When will the new season start

  12. LOVE SOA!!!!

  13. Love SOA.
    Can’t wait for other seasons. Dislike lack of SOME realism. Ending of Season 5 boiled my blood because Jackson should have known about his mom and the Tarra problem. Other than that. Can’t wait for the rest of the seasons. Keep up the good work. Love most of the suprises.

  14. Tis is one of the most realistic tv series I have ever watched. The characters are clearly art imitating life which draws its watchers into the scenes . As an attorney that absolutely loves Harley’s and have taken riding classes, the fall that Jax’s took when he tried to help the call girl escape was a brilliant scene including the burning of her leg on the bike’s pipe.
    Sutter is Brilliant! The cast is magnificent . Give us a hint when season 6 starts. I Purchase season 5 from iTunes to watch over and over until season 6 starts. SOA fan 4 life.

  15. Recently started to watch SOA a few weeks ago when I fell sick… Just finished watching season 5 last night… I’m now hooked!!!! Lol. I need to know when season 6 will start? Michelle from St Thomas, Canada

  16. Me and my fam loveeeeeeeeeeee sons of anarchy we could contine watching it forever !!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Love this show and would be very upset if it ended…..

  18. I cannot wait to resume the seasons of Sons of Anarchy. This is such an amazing series. Great Job Mr Sutter and thank you :)

  19. I absolutely love the sons. samcro is truly hard core. my husband and i can’t get enough, we are addicted! Can’t wait for season 6. would love to see the sons of anarchy continue for many seasons to come. Sutter is awesome to have come up with this work of art!!! Love this show……

    • When is season 6 starting waiting love this show i got a lot of family into it, we are all hooked

  20. Does anyone know when SOA season 5 is going to be released onto netflix?

    Thank you.

    • have you got a ps3 or no other devices on cinema now it won’t be on DVD of September

    • have you got a ps3 or no other devices on cinema now it won’t be on DVD of September .

  21. Best show ever Jax will you marry !!

  22. Just got netflix and we are watching all the shows. We are on season 2 show 6. Can’t stop watching it. This is a wonderful show. Can’t wait to see Opie at the Easyrider events. I think its Opie that will be in Columbus.

  23. Sons is by far the best show ever created, completely addicted please keep them coming

  24. I am that they will have season 6 & 7 this is a very intense series, something you really addicted too. I hope Kurt Sutter will more stories after season 7 will be over.

  25. I love this show! Im not into bikers, but this show has definitely got me buying the whole 5th season, Please keep it rolling in! I want more! :)

  26. Started watching show on Netflix (not a tv person) and then I caught Season 5. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SHOW. I am almost glad I didn’t watch it on tv because I would have been a nervous nancy from week to week. Brilliant show and I am so not a biker chick. KEEP THEM COMING!!!!!!!!!!