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Marilyn Manson is kind of a strange guy. Like other celebrity weirdos, he likes to get up to a lot of interesting nonsense, and over the past few years, he’s begun to try his hand at acting, popping up in both dramas and comedies. This week, we learned that Manson’s next gig will take him over to FX, where he will appear in the show’s intense drama Sons of Anarchy.
If you are a fan of Marilyn Manson’s acting work, there is even better news. Instead of a guest gig, the musician-turned-actor has signed on for a recurring role in Sons of Anarchy’s seventh and final season. According to Variety, during this fall’s episodes, Manson will play a white supremacist named Ron Tully. Tully will be incarcerated during the series, but will somehow get involved with lead character Jax, who uses him to expand his network and gain power. Needless to say, sweet dreams are definitely not made of this.
Early acting roles for Marilyn Manson have included The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things and Party Monster, but recently the man has increased his pedigree quite a bit, popping up in HBO’s hit comedy Eastbound & Down and taking a voice acting role in ABC’s popular fairytale drama Once Upon a Time. Regardless, not only does the Sons of Anarchy gig seem like it will be a bigger deal, the man also seems genuinely enthused to have landed the role, citing his pops as a big reason he wanted to take the job.
“Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s. So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle.”
Sons of Anarchy is expected to air its seventh and final season this September. We don't know a ton about the new season, but you can read about Drea De Matteo's promotion and more here. Or, you can be like everyone else on the Internet and speculate wildly. Last season, of course, ended in pretty epic fashion. As a result, there's quite a few messes to clean up and quite a few problems to sort out. Regardless of what happens, FX is probably pretty confident that a lot of people will be around to see it. Ratings have increased pretty steadily since the first season, and it's hard to imagine that upward trajectory will change anytime soon, especially with the guaranteed conclusion on the horizon.
Sons of Anarchy airs on Tuesday nights at 10 PM EST on FX.