Television is currently seven months deep into the miserable nine-month stretch the occurs in between seasons of FX’s motorcycle club saga Sons of Anarchy. The sixth season is set to begin sometime in September with an episode titled “Straw”, and while SAMCRO’s present-day escapades will no doubt be another exercise in violent vitality, fan interest has been growing for the prequel series that creator Kurt Sutter first brought up last year.
Sutter spoke about the project again recently with Deadline at the Producers Guild of America’s Produced By conference, but anyone wondering about SAMCRO’s early years will have to wait a while longer, assuming the project happens at all. It seems Sutter will at least take some time off before the project sees the light of day.
“I want to let the property rest for a year or so after Sons is over before jumping in."
The hit series is currently slated to last for seven seasons, per Sutter’s grand storytelling scheme, which means it might be 2016 or 1017 before the prequel would move forward into production. It makes sense, given a completed current storyline could inform the way the writers approach the past. Regardless, it’s never fun waiting for interesting projects.
Thankfully, Sutter also squashed any and all movie rumors before they can even begin.There’s no way Sutter’s lengthy approach to plot could be condensed into a feature’s length anyway.
“I don’t know if it will be a series or a limited series of say 10 to 13 episodes. “I don’t want to do it as a movie – tonally, I don’t see it as a movie.”
In the meantime, Sutter is making good on his three-year deal with FX, currently developing a horror series with Hell on Wheels showrunner John Shiban called Lucas Stand, as well as the dark comedy Diva. Clown. Killer., which could possibly star his wife and Sons star Katey Sagal.