The SAMCRO gang is back with a bang! Show creator Kurt Sutter plans on making a sequel series.
FX’s crown jewel ‘Sons of Anarchy’ was an American crime drama television show that aired from 2008 to 2014 for a total of 7 seasons. The show was based on the lives and exploits of the members of a California based biker gang.
- What was ‘Sons of Anarchy’ about?
- How did the show end?
- What will the reboot be like?
The story is told from the perspective of Jackson “Jax” Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam), the vice president and subsequent president of the club. The show enjoyed extremely high ratings and its season 4 and 5 were FX’s most commercially successful ones ever.
Since 2014, there have been many possibilities for a reboot of the show, but none have actually materialized except the ‘Mayans M.C.’. The show creator Kurt Sutter has been very open and expressive regarding his plans for more shows based on the original ‘Sons of Anarchy’ storyline. He had pitched a prequel series set in the 60s called ‘The First 9’ to FX (which hasn’t yet been made) and he is also planning a second and third season for the spinoff series ‘Mayans M.C.’. Here’s everything you need to know about the reboot of ‘Sons of Anarchy’
What was ‘Sons of Anarchy’ about?
While closely resembling the real-life of notorious biker gang “Hells Angels”, the series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ is based on a similar but fictional biker gang based in Charming, Central California (also a fictional town). The series follows the events through the eyes of Jax Teller, the vice president and later president of SAMCRO.
Jax is torn between leading the club towards newer directions as well as keeping alive the legacy of his late father John Teller, who had established the club. He is accompanied by his best friend Opie Winston, his highschool sweetheart Tara Knowles, his mother Gemma Teller Morrow who marries Clay Morrow after John Teller’s death.
The show puts on display various facets of the biker gang lifestyle including but not limited to gang wars, police corruption, brotherhood, love, betrayal, redemption, and much more.
How did the show end?
By the end of the show, Jax and the club had gone through various hardships and suffered drastic changes. Jax not only suffers from the death of his wife Tara Knowles but also betrayal by his own kin. He then decides to turn himself to the authorities and serves jail time. During this period of incarceration, he plans major changes for the club in order to fulfil his father John Teller’s legacy and goal for the SAMCRO.
In the final episodes of the seventh season, we see Jax making his peace with his wife’s death and getting back into a romantic relationship with Winsome the hooker. In the end, Jax sacrifices everything he had worked for, to make peace with his rivals and fulfil his late father’s vision.
What will the reboot be like?
The reboot is not only possible, it is surely coming. Show creator Kurt Sutter has expressed that ‘Sons of Anarchy’ is one show in a set of four. The other show ‘Mayans M.C.’ will air its second and third season in the future.
Sutter is reportedly working with FX on a reboot series with Jax’s son Abel as fans are still curious about how Abel’s destiny will play out in the future. He has also promised that the prequel series set in the 60s ‘The First 9’ will be a limited series with around 9 episodes. It will be based on the lives of the original founders of the SAMCRO, with possibly each episode focused entirely on a single character.
It is only a matter of time before FX’s biker gang show ‘Sons of Anarchy’ takes over television once again. Show creator Kurt Sutter has promised the show’s fans more than one reboot show based on ‘Sons of Anarchy’.
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