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. When does season 6&7 start?

    • They hit the writers room in February, set for airing in March/April

  2. Me and my friends can’t wait for the next season. You have us sitting on the edge if are sits. Is their anything planned for SOA in 2013?

  3. Keep it going they have taking all the good show off tv so try to keep soa going past season7 thanks for all of you all hard work

  4. OMGGG!!! I can’t wait til the next season! I have all my friends watching it now and you HAVE TO keep SOA going!!!! :)

  5. Patients be your virtue……… they will not let us hanging… If I have to eat my own tongue, I’ll bet it’s soon………. like you, I cant wait. If I only have to guess, Kurt Sutter would never lay this down! This is (BY FAR) the best series EVER written and followed………. to let it die unworthily, would be suicide for all that matter… the show portrays solitude, family, Godliness, hope, love, unforgiveness, respect, adoration and hate…… I may have missed some, but lets admit… the show ROCKS! Kurt… you rock!!!! From one wild mind to another… hope to meet one day.

    aka tatteeman

    • i have never missed a show i even have my own coffe mug lmao but plez dont let it end lol this really is the best tv show right now lol

  6. When does season 6&7 start?

  7. When does the next season going to start I need to now please

  8. When will the show be back on tv i miss u guys and love fine ass jax

  9. Been a fan since episode 1!! The best show….

  10. When will season 6 start?
    I have watched every episode, I am so into Jax, he is so adorable, would love to just meet him.

  11. Love, love, love this show but I miss OPIE!!!!!

  12. Love this show can’t wait for the new season to start mi daughter was watching it at a month old at season 5 hope more is to come after season 7

  13. Has anyone heard if they have begun filming for season 6 & 7 please :)

  14. Wish sutter would tell use when the next sesion starts

  15. when come 6&7?

    • have been watching the show since day 1 and it is by far the best show on tv
      i have to watch all the seasons during the hiatus ,,,just cant get enough
      went to a bike show last week and meet bobby and tig,,,really great guys. dyin for the next season..

  16. Hey i love the series keep it coming. Have you ever thought of making a big screen movie of them.

  17. I have been watching this show from the beginning. I can’t get enough! I have bought all the seasons and when I watch I can’t be interrupted!Summers drag on waiting for each September……

  18. how bout a real explanation why opie had to die? and also lets make a real movie about Sons Of Anarchy :D

  19. When does new series for Sons of Anarchy start?

  20. I love sons

  21. I just looked up the release date Season 6 will be aired sometime in September of this year so fasten your seat belts boys and girls because I have a feeling Jax is going to go off the deep end when he finds out what Gemma has done to Tara in getting her arrested


  23. does anyone know what day in september the new season of sons starts because me and my wife cant wait she had never seen the show befor season 5 so while waiting on the new episodes to air i got her watching the older seasons i cant wait to figure out what happens to tara and clay they left off in a messed up way good job on the series guys and hope to keep watching the show because it is something i can relate to thanks sutter and fx for keepin it goin

  24. but all of you guys are awesome

  25. Please come out soon with season 6 and 7. This movie is so Good can’t stop won’t stop watching it. Great story line great actors and actresses gotta move faster wig the next series THE BOMB MOVIE!!!!!