Kurt Sutter has been talking with FX about a Sons of Anarchy Spinoff After Season 7.
The FX drama about an outlaw motorcycle club opens its sixth season on Sept. 10 (10 p.m. ET/PT) with a controversial storyline that Sutter wants to be a surprise for viewers. He says the series will conclude with Season 7.
“I have an idea of what the final shot is,” says Sutter, speaking today at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. “I have a loose blueprint I go in every season with of big mile markers and I have a sense of where I want to begin and end. (But) what I’ve learned over time is the looser I hold onto those ideas, the better the seasons are. So I tend to have a loose grip and my sense is that what I’ll do next season.”
Sutter says he has had talks with FX about doing a Sons prequel that would look at the creation of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club in the 1960s.
“There’s nothing official, but I’ve had conversations with the network about doing a prequel, in terms of being the formation of the club, the first nine” members, Sutter says. “In my mind, it would be a completely different show than this tonally. Obviously, it would be a period piece. It’s an interesting time in our history. And to follow these guys coming back from the war into society and ultimately the formation of this society is an interesting story to tell.”
Two of the characters would be founding members John Teller, the father of Sons‘ protagonist Jax (Charlie Hunnam), and Piney Winston (William Lucking), who was killed by Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) earlier in the series.
“It would be those guys as kids, basically,” Sutter says. “It’s an idea we’re kicking around and we would never do it on the heels of this show. We would probably wait a couple of years and let the mythology breathe a little bit before we came back with something, but that’s the idea.”