The Sons of Anarchy Panel Teases Prequel Plans, Makes Kurt Sutter Cry

Abigail Raney writes for Bleeding Cool:

SOA-logoGoing into the final season of Sons of Anarchy, creator Kurt Sutter promises that this is the most proactive we’ve ever seen protagonist Jax Teller. Rather than reacting to the chaos around him, Jax will be the one inciting it. This certainly seems to be the case in the teaser, where footage of Jax in prison includes him pulling teeth and carving swastikas alongside your more run of the mill prison activities like beating up a guy in the bathroom. The rest of the teaser footage gave glimpses of the lives of everyone else in the aftermath of last season’s finale, including Gemma caring for Jax’s sons and Juice doing the most ominous pushups I’ve ever seen.

Sutter also spoke on the possibility of a prequel series, saying they were in “serious conversations” about a series – possibly a mini-series – dealing with the origins of SAMCRO, John Teller and Piney Winston. Sutter mentioned he wants to “let the mythology rest” for a few years before returning with the prequel.

And appropriately for Sons‘ last appearance at Comic Con, executive producer and director Paris Barclay took a moment to speak on Sutter’s leadership, with heartfelt statements like, “There’s one guy who gave us all a job, and gave us all the opportunity to please you, and to shock you, and surprise you, and to rock your world, and to make you feel stuff for seven damn years” and “I’m really, really grateful that Kurt decided to take us on this trip, especially to take you on this trip.” In response to this, the cast to stood to applaud Sutter, with nearly the thousands of fans in Hall H following suit. As the crowd retook their seats, Kurt could be seen wiping his eyes, before admonishing everyone to “sit the fuck down – I’ve got an image.”

Sutter also plugged the first novel written in the world of Sons of Anarchy, titled Bratva, which takes place between seasons four and five and involves Jax, Opie, and Chibs taken on a Russian crew, and which will be released this fall, presumably well-timed to coincide with the series’ end.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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