Fear not Sons of Anarchy fans, Piney may not be lost forever. According to series creator Kurt Sutter, he would very much like to explore the origins of SAMCRO in a prequel effort. The showrunner broke the news at today’s Comic-Con panel during which he stated that he has gone as far as to have discussions about it with FX. Considering the program remains the network’s biggest scripted draw (especially in light of the ratings collapse of Anger Management,) odds are what Sutter wants is what he will get.
For those unfamiliar with the origins of the motorcycle club, a lot of it is explained throughout the course of the show’s run. The Sons of Anarchy were founded in the late 60′s by John Teller and Piney after the pair returned home from serving as paratroops in the Vietnam War. Clay was the youngest of the original nine members. It was not until the 1990′s though when Teller died leaving Clay the club’s president and future VP Jax fatherless, so none of that would be expected in the prequel.
Rather, this implies that the story would be one of the glory days of the club that Piney and John Teller’s papers often talk about. It might not be as amazing as they remember, but essentially this will work as a semi-blank canvas that has us very excited about this potential project. Who knows? Maybe if it goes well and it is original enough we could be talking about a full-blown prequel series set in the Mad Men era. Fans could only dream…
Sons of Anarchy returns to FX with a 90-minute fifth season premiere on September 11, 2012.