While Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) may have gone to that big motorcycle club in the sky, we are not ready to let go of the world of SAMCRO.It's been more than eight months since FX's hit series Sons of Anarchy aired its final, jaw-dropping, gut wrenching episode, but even as the finale credits rolled, we were already craving more of Jax and the rest of his motorcycle club. The showrunners even told us about a bunch of ideas they had for a spinoff series!
So when E! News caught up with Sons of Anarchy creator/showrunner/star Kurt Sutter during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour when he was promoting his new FX series The Bastard Executioner, we had to get an update: should we give up hope on a First 9 prequel series about the SAMCRO founders?
"It's something that we have talked about," Sutter tells E! News. "It's something that we have interest in. We are interested. I think the timing of it really depends on what unfolds. I think for me, and the network, it's taking the next obvious and right choice and [The Bastard Executioner] is the energy we're moving in now."Sutter is excited to tackle a totally new tone and setting with The Bastard Executioner, a medieval action drama, after spending seven seasons with a motorcycle club.
"I knew I didn't want to do anything that was Sons related immediately [after it ended]," Sutter says. "I didn't want to come right off of that and do a prequel or anything like that. I wanted to give it a couple years to breathe before we came back to do it. So none of that has gone away. We'll see how the next couple years or at least the next year with [The Bastard Executioner] unfolds and then we'll have to see."
We're going to take that as a very good sign that we haven't seen the last of SAMCRO. And until a prequel comes to fruition, we can always binge Sons of Anarchy all over again.
As for what First 9 would look like, Sutter previously revealed some details to E! News that made the wait for it all the more difficult."I never really saw [a spinoff] as a full-on series because when you start doing that, I want to honor this mythology we created and I didn't want to step on it, so I think I like the idea of it being a one-off and perhaps just to establish how the club was formed and let it go at that," Sutter said. "So we can see the roots of the club and I see it as a different show in terms of I don't think it will be as pulpy…I feel it will be a little more, I don't want to say a historical show, but it takes place in the ‘60s and it's Vietnam, so there's a lot of iconic events happenings around it that influence John Teller. To me, that's an interesting show to make and I think the die-hard fans will plug into that and I think maybe because if it's tonally, it'll be a little different, that perhaps that we bring in new viewers as well."
Are you ready for a Sons of Anarchy prequel series, or do you agree that a few years wait is the right thing? Hit the comments section below to weigh in!