I have some good news and some bad news for the millions of fans of Sons of Anarchy. First, the good news: Sons of Anarchy has been approved for a fifth season! If you're a fan of the hit FX program this will be very good news because you are probably jonesing for a new season. Hell, you would probably give a left handlebar grip for just one new episode.
A draft of the first episode for the fifth season was recently turned in. Shooting for it and the rest of season five is scheduled to start in May. And if that's not good enough, FX has already renewed the series for a sixth season. They know a good thing when they see it.
And the bad news? The fifth season of Sons of Anarchy won't appear until September.
Sons of Anarchy Fifth Season Hints
That's a long time to have to wait for your favorite bikers to get back, so until then here's some more good news for you to chew on. When Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter told the Hollywood Reporterthat he has completed the first script of season five, he and actress Katey Sagal (Gemma in the series) also dropped a few hints on what might be in store for the new season.
First, Sutter talked about Damien Pope, a potential new villain along with confirming that Chuck Zito will be joining the cast. Yes, the same Chuck Zito who sued FX for allegedly basing Sons of Anarchy off a show that he created and pitched named Nomads then later The Wild Angels. Chuck sued FX for five million dollars, but ultimately lost the suit. Zito says that he and Sutter have buried the hatchet and get along well now.
Second, Sutter made it clear that the end is definitely coming. He's quoted as saying "This is the first season I’ve really had to think about the end game," which means that everything he's writing now is being written with the end of the series looming in the background.
\Earlier story lines could potentially wander and go nowhere in particular, but now all his Sons of Anarchystories have to lead towards the series finale, whether in season six or season seven (if there is a season seven).
Sons Of Anarchy: Getting Caught Up
For those of you who have not seen the series, this long wait gives you time catch up. Netflix has season one, two and three available in DVD's and for streaming. Season four is currently available On Demand with DirectTV. If you are not familiar, Sons of Anarchy is a drama series on the FX network about an outlaw motorcycle club based in the fictional town of Charming, California.
The series premiered in September of 2008 and quickly became one of the network's most popular series. In its third season the Sons of Anarchy averaged nearly 5 million viewers each week. Between Netflix and DirectTV, you'll be all caught up on the murderous action in time for when season five drops.