The director of the hit FX drama talks about the final season and a possible prequel
Calling all Sons of Anarchy super fans! You already know season 7 will mark the end of the FX hit (sigh), but good news: a SAMCRO prequel might be on the horizon.
“I’ve had discussions with the network about it, and I think they are open to it,” Sutter told fans at the Sons for Sandy Relief event in Asbury Park, N.J., on Sunday. “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.”
Sutter was joined by wife Katey Sagal (whose portrayal as matriarch Gemma Teller Morrow on the show earned her a Golden Globe Award in 2011) and cast members Kim Coates (Tig Trager) and Theo Rossi (Juice) at the benefit, which raised over $66,000 for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and Staten Strong.
“Our fans are so important to us. They keep showing up for us, every season, every episode,” Rossi, a Staten Island native, told PEOPLE at the event. “Kurt is from Jersey and I thought this was such an incredible idea to show the fans how much we appreciating them and do what we do, give back.”
And the fans on hand to support the cause got some serious face time with their favorite characters. The one thing everyone wanted to know: Who will be killed off next?
“My joke is I think Kurt’s going to change the title soon to the Son of Anarchy,” Coates quipped about the bloodbath in Charming.
“No, actually it will the Mother of the Son of Anarchy,” Sutter replied.
So what is the actual fate of SAMCRO? Will Jax survive and bring some humanity back to the club? Will his relationship with Tara be mended? Will Opie resurrect from the dead to save everyone? (We wish!) The reality: Sutter’s still busy mapping out season 7.
“I always have a sense of where a season is going to start halfway through the previous season,” he shared. “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.”
Sons of Anarchy airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Season 5 is available on Blu-ray and DVD now.