‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Will Ride For Season 5

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Sons of Anarchy FX Season 5 Sons Of Anarchy Will Ride For Season 5

Standing atop the cable television mountain as the current ratings king, it comes as a surprise to no one that FX’s outlaw-biker drama Sons of Anarchy has received an order for season 5 sometime in 2012.

The show’s success comes at around the halfway point in the fourth season, which not only has set the benchmark for the series in terms of ratings, but also gives its network, FX, bragging rights for having the current number one drama on cable.

At present, Sons of Anarchy is drawing around 5.8 million viewers to its Tuesday night airings – which is a 30 percent increase on the audience from season 3. Once alternative viewing methods such as DVR, On Demand and encore airings are factored in, the boys of SAMCRO generally conjure up an impressive audience of 9 million viewers. Moreover, the premiere of season 4 on September 6th was the highest-rated episode in FX network history, pulling in 6.5 million viewers.

Commenting on the recent renewal for the fifth season, and Sons of Anarchy’s remarkable standing in the ratings, FX president John Landgraff had this to say:

Everyone at FX is very grateful to Kurt Sutter, his many writing, directing and producing collaborators and his masterful cast for making such a compelling and beautifully crafted show. It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like ‘Hamlet’ into a wholly original television setting and to tell his complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience.

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The show’s success has become something of a two-way street for talent, offering stars like Charlie Hunnam (Jax) the opportunity to work with co-star Ron Perlman’s frequent cinematic collaborator Guillermo Del Toro onthe big-budget sci-fi extravaganza Pacific Rim, while attracting the interest of well-known faces like Danny Trejo and David Hasselhoff for guest spots during the current season of Sons.

Sons of Anarchy has also raised the profile of series creator Kurt Sutter, who – after the disappointment of his series being omitted from this year’s Emmy Awards - brought forth a verbal tirade via Twitter and his own blog. The fallout of said tirade subsequently saw Sutter shut down his Twitter account – albeit temporarily. Of course, given the nature of the show, such outbursts likely earned Sutter more credibility amongst his ever-growing fanbase.

Though Sons of Anarchy is currently enjoying its hard-fought success, with the acquisition of every crown there is born an adversary looking to take it, and with season 2 of The Walking Dead starting off strong – garnering interest and support from a similar demographic – it will be interesting to see if the boys of SAMCRO will remain atop the ratings heap come season’s end on November 29th.

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Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy continues Tuesday nights @10pm on FX.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I heard Kurt Sutter is doing 7 season’s and as far as season 5 gose they got some serious heat coming from oakland + the 9ers + the other cartel and im sure the Asian’s are pissed cuz there investment in the condo building is not happening but with the help of the cartel the SOA is free to run guns and mual coke but there still is a problem with clay he has lost everything but he has to stick around and his last words were you better just kill me
    so that being said clay might still have the upper hand he is already dead (the words of jax) he could just burn the whole club down and everyone gose away but thus hearing there is 7 season’s i doubt that will happen

    • There will be a season 6 also … and they are thinking of making a prequil series for the Original 9 members

      • to gord denby~A prequel? Really? That would be awesome! That’s a good idea! I’d definitely watch a season with the originl 9 showing the beginning, how it all started and how John was killed.

        My husband and I love watching SOA and I think I like it more than him. It’s a very entertaining show. It has a great variety of comedy and seriousness in it. Not to mention JAX lol Love when he gets laid haha. It’s awesome to have a show that my husband and I enjoy watching together that isn’t a sappy love drama or a show like American Pawn (I don’t like that show).

        I wish it was on year round….or two nights a week. More episodes per season would be nice. :) Just sayin…

    • No one wants to read a run-on sentence. You might consider going back to school!

      • Hey, Kevin, you might consider not attacking people in talking about what this subject is. Are you here to attack people, or talk about soa?
        You might consider going back to school DA. Heather, kevin is one of those people that don’t get laid. so he jumps from site to site attacking people and not talking about the subject at hand. the only subject in his hand is his small dick.

    • to kurt sutter hi my name is thomas dobias do you know what red wood original mean any way?
      and jimmy smit is he a cartel member? and will jax settle his fud with clay? what is jax plands for
      the club in season 5

  2. I just started watching this season and purchased 1 2 and 3 and love every minute of SOA, shows how bikers stick together thru everything but ratting, would not miss a show!!!Love it!!!

  3. I CANNOT wait until season 5. Clay has gotten the Sons in deep crap, I just know its going to be interesting! Jax is young, compassionate, and loyal and will add a whole new twist to the show as President.

    • last year my daughter got me to watch an episode so i was hooked know i can hardly wait for season 5 when well it air.

  4. When does season 5 start? I can hardly wait!

    • September 2012

  5. Just love this show,,, as a biker and member of a MC club,, this show hits straight to the heart,,, just cant wait for season 5 and hope for a season 6 why not??? eh?

  6. This is by far the best TV series i have ever watched. Up until this show first aired, Prison Break topped the charts for me, but now, its the SONS. Kurt Sutter… hats off to you and everyone involved in bringing this show to the tv screen. And keep the seasons coming kurt.. your on a roll!

  7. Kut!! alle afleveringen al gekeken laat seisoen 5 heel gauw beginnen, ben misselijk dat hij nog niet klaar is.

    • I Guess season 5 start around september just like season 4 did.

      Hope i`m wrong! cant wait that long xD.

  8. I don’t watch much TV at all! But Omg I love SOA! Talk about put you at the end of your seat! Not to mention I bit all my nails off watching season 4, letting them grow back out for season 5! Lol

  9. Based on history every season has started in the fall usually in September. I have been told SOA show is too far fetched, being a biker and having spent my fair share of time around a MC club it is certainly not that far fethced. I LOVE THE SHOW – cannot wait to get back on my sled and cannot wait for season 5.

  10. i was a big fan of the shield,until sons ive had no inteest in fx,this is one great show!!!!!!!!

  11. been deployed to afghanistan and just watch season 4 because ive been in training but what a freaking awesome show..the only other show ive ever been hooked on were sopranos, lost, and prison break. This blows them all out the water! cant wait for season 5!

  12. Love this show!!! Use to be an Harley old-lady si I can go with the flow. 65 yrs. Old but love that time in my life!!!

  13. I have only just recently discovered this show and all I can say is WOW!! This has to be one of if not THE best show ever. I can’t wait for season five and hope there will be more to come.What a great cast of actors, directors and writers. Bring on season five.

  14. I wanted to hate SOA but I just CANT!

  15. My daughter got me to watch this show, although interesting at first I didn’t think I would like it but how wrong I was! I watched the season 1-3 on Netflix and downloaded season 4 to my iPad. Now I can not wait till season 5 comes out. This is the first time I am ever into a tv series watching every season without missing a beat, lol….I love it! What a great show!!

    • can’t agree more!! love it

  16. This is about as true as you can get. I know, I use to ride with a motorcycle gang. The story will go far.

    • Hey Outlaw! you rode in your dreams only, if you actually rode you would have called it a Club NOT a Gang.
      And by the way, the word is “used” to ride, not use.
      Ride on. X

  17. Love the show. My wife and I started to watch the first season a couple weeks ago. Now we’re up to season 3 can’t wait for the next season. We are on the edge of our seats with this show it is the greatest! Love it and keep them coming.

  18. I absolutely never miss this great show.Keep it going for ever.In Australia we have nothing to compare this to,and never will..Thanx to all involved. VMC.

  19. This could be one of the best shows ever on the tele., the depth of the characters is unparalelled and the writing is truly superb.
    Even my wife awaits the show with bated breath.
    However, why is it that most people writing in here can barely spell?

  20. I thought this show was just another drama show but with bikes instead of something else.
    After watching season 1, I bought seasons, 1, 2 and 3 on dvd and love it.
    Keep this show going, it’s loved all over the world.

    Logan.. from New Zealand..

  21. I was told it was good by my sister and co-workers. Ever since I started watching it i have been hooked and I think they should make a movie about it so we can all catch up on how it all went down starting with how the original 9 came to be. Then go on from there with the rest of the story cause months and days go by where its kind of hard to try to figure out what has gone on and months go by in between the episodes. I love this show me and my wife have watched all three seasons so far. On my birthday she pre-ordered season 4 so we could watch cause we don’t get many nights together but when we are we watch the sons and the club do what they have to keep them selves alive.

  22. When will come out season 5???
    Plzzzz tel me

  23. Best mini series ever we can’t wait for season 5,6,7,8,9 etc Australia is just getting into it big time here word of mouth is everything.

  24. When does SOA season five start? I want to be prepared to not miss a moment!

  25. can anyone tell me when soa season 5 comes out?

  26. IT STARTS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2012

    • AND I BET SOME ONE WILL ASK THIS AGAIN

  27. Glad to see Clay Morrow is staying around what a hunk.Perlman leave you wanting more and not talking only about his acting. Call me Clay baby.

  28. Love the show its great

  29. SOA. Is without a doubt one of the best well acted shows
    ever produced. Not being a biker, Or for that matter a
    rider, My interest in the Outlaw lifestyle was in Law Enforcement.
    God knows I arrested a number of them.

    This very talented crew of actors makes the realization of
    what happens within the structures of out law gangs a realism.
    Now granted the over the top shootings are paled by the realism
    of actual MC. But the bases for story line is terribly real and
    most correct.

    Love this show to death. However Jax has got to quit saying he
    is sorry, Or I promise. We know it is bull snot. So go ahead
    Jax man up and just say what your really going to do.

    Looking forward to the next season.

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