Kurt Sutter Wanted Both a Sequel and Prequel for ‘Sons of Anarchy’ After Original Series Ended

Kurt Sutter has long talked about a “Sons of Anarchy” prequel but now he’s revealed for the first time that he also envisioned a sequel as well…

Kurt Sutter can’t say for certain if he’ll ever get to carry out his long term plans for “Sons of Anarchy” but he had several ambitious ideas following the conclusion of the original series.

After “Sons of Anarchy” aired its final episode back in 2014, Sutter talked about returning to the mythology for a limited prequel series that would tell the story of the First Nine — the original members who started the club after coming home from the Vietnam War. Several of those members had either appeared or been mentioned during “Sons of Anarchy” and Sutter hoped to go back in time to tell the origin story for the club over a short series of episodes without stepping on any of the mythology from the show.

Rather than focusing on the First Nine after “Sons of Anarchy” finished, Sutter instead turned his attention to “Mayans MC” — a spinoff series that’s currently preparing to go into a third season on FX.

Now for the first time, Sutter reveals that he also envisioned a sequel to “Sons of Anarchy” that would have explained what happened to Jax Teller’s sons after they escaped Charming following his death in the final episode.

“I had this realization between SOA and Mayans that the SOA mythology would be four shows,” Sutter said during a Q&A session on Instagram. “Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC, First Nine and Sam Crow.
“First Nine would be a limited series. 9 episodes. It would end before we began to tread on history we created in Sons. Sam Crow would be the fate of Wendi, Nero, Abel and Thomas.”

Unfortunately, there’s no telling if Sutter will ever get the chance to go back and complete his plans for “Sons of Anarchy” after he was fired from Fox after originally inking a multi-year deal with the studio. Sadly, Sutter clashed with the new ownership at Disney, who took over FX after purchasing the majority of Fox’s assets during a multi-billion dollar sale in 2019.

“I can’t discuss my current situation with Fox, so right now I can’t comment on the reality of any of this happening,” Sutter said.

As of now, “Mayans MC” is still returning for season 3 on FX, although the timing of the show’s debut remains in question because all productions have been shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Sutter hasn’t announced his immediate plans after splitting with Fox late last year.

 

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