Sons Of Anarchy Prequel Series In The Works

After seven seasons on FX, Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy is finally coming to an end. Over the course of the show, fans have watched as Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller navigates the harsh and brutal world of motorcycle clubs in Northern California all while being a new father and trying not to repeat the sins of his father - one of the original founders. Soon that story will be completed, but just in case you’re worried that this means that the Sons of Anarchy universe will be coming to a close, I have some good news.

During today’s Sons of Anarchy panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kurt Sutter revealed that negotiations are on-going to create a prequel series of sorts that will follow the early days of titular motorcycle club. While things are still in the very beginnings of development and nothing is set in stone yet, the thought right now is for a few years to pass after the current show’s finale before pursuing the idea at a later date. As of right now, Sutter is unsure if he wants to make the show as either a full series or as a mini-series, but whatever form it ends up taking, it’s definitely in the works.

And while a prequel is definitely an idea the show is pursuing, don’t expect any kind of “spin-offs” any time soon. As Sutter explained when asked about the possibility during the fan Q&A portion of the panel, spin-offs are for more procedural-type dramas than series like Sons of Anarchy. If you were hoping that Mark Boone Junior would get his own show featuring Bobby pursuing a career as an Elvis impersonator, I’m sorry to burst your bubble.

As cool as news of the potential prequel is, it actually isn’t the only extra Sons of Anarchy story currently in the works. In addition to having a comic book series running, the show has also led to the creation of a new novel titled “Sons of Anarchy: Bratva,” authored by Christopher Golden. Set after the events of Season 4, the book will follow Jax, Opie and Chibs as they deal with the Russian crew, Bratva. According to Sutter, the idea behind the story was to find something within the mythology of the show that didn’t really affect the events that occur later in the series. The novel will be available this Fall, but is already available for pre-order at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

In the meantime, Sons of Anarchy’s seventh season is set to debut on FX on September 9th with a season premiere that will be an hour and 45 minutes long. Are you excited to see the finale, or are you too depressed about the show going away?

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