Kurt Sutter Teases a Possible 'Sons of Anarchy' Prequel Set in 1960s

November 13, 2013 03:07:32 GMT

The series creator says he has had discussions with FX about doing a prequel to the drama series and 'they are open to it.'

Kurt Sutter Teases a Possible 'Sons of Anarchy' Prequel Set in 1960s
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Another hit TV series may get a spin-off. After AMC greenlit "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" spin-offs, Kurt Sutter now reveals that he has had ideas for a possible "Sons of Anarchy" prequel. "I've had discussions with the network about it, and I think they are open to it," the series creator said at Sons for Sandy Relief event in Asbury Park, N.J., on Sunday, November 10.

On what could be the focus of the prequel series, he dished, "I think there is something really interesting about the origins of the club. And to do a period piece set in the '60s, post-Vietnam could be kind of cool. I don't think we would dovetail and start right after the series ended, but it's something I'm potentially excited about it."

In the meantime, Sutter is fully occupied with mapping out season 7 of the Charlie Hunnam-starring series. "I always have a sense of where a season is going to start halfway through the previous season," he said.

"I think about it enough so I lay track to it, and I kind of know where I want it to start. I try not to think about it too specifically. I try to give it some downtime and let it breathe a little bit. Then I'll come back with my writers at the end of January and start up again."

"SOA" season 6 airs Tuesdays at 10 P.M. ET on FX.


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posted by Methos on Nov 14, 2013
It will be interesting to see a "post Vietnam" show based in the 60s. Sutter knows the war didn't end until 1975, right? The difficulty with doing a prequel would be the dramatic climax you're working toward. With the current show, it's the club falling apart and everyone dying (Sutter makes sure everyone knows it's a modern day retelling of Hamlet). What would the sequel's final act be? When they make the first gun sale? When John Teller dies? If it's the latter, and they start in the 60s, that's a story spanning 30 years. Six seasons of the current show have only covered about 3 years. Hell, I think it's in the pilot when we find out Unser has cancer, and he's still alive. Good luck fitting a new series into the "mythology" KS somewhat arrogantly claims exists for Sons, and I don't meant that sarcastically. I'd love to see it, if Sutter followed Matt Weiner's lead with regard to the authenticity of the sets and dialogue. Seeing all the classic Harleys alone would be worth it.
posted by Pricely on Nov 14, 2013
Can't wait to see Otto, John Teller, and Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz
posted by Christopher on Nov 14, 2013
Looking forward to seeing something like this. Never miss an episode!
posted by Brick on Nov 14, 2013
Cool idea, finally Opie will make it back to the show.
posted by chris on Nov 14, 2013
I think the "post Vietnam" meaning after John and clay left Vietnam
posted by Smokie on Nov 13, 2013
back then clubs where about brotherhood, not so much making $$$. hope it's a go.
posted by Mikki on Nov 13, 2013
I love it Didn't like that the best friend character Opy was takin off

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