Had enough of Jimmy Smits’ Nero? Us neither. Some good news landed earlier today on that front as the veteran actor whose television roles in the past included arcs on The West Wing and Dexter will be returning to Sons of Anarchy. The show’s return is slated for this fall which will mark the start of its sixth year which will pretty much up Smits to a series regular as he will appear in every episode.
This is part of the ramp up to the end for the motorcycle drama which showrunner Kurt Sutter is set to cap off within the next few years. Do not worry though because the producer (known as Otto to fans of the show) is already working on scripting his next television drama entitled Lucas Stand. First word on that project came yesterday.
With only a few more seasons of Sons of Anarchy left in the tank, showrunner Kurt Sutter seems to already be laying the ground work for his follow-up series’. FX has just closed a script development deal with the producer for a show called Lucas Stand. The premise has a former spec ops soldier traversing time and place to hunt down and kill Hell’s law-breaking demons. This is an action/horror drama and will be an episodic serialized program. Expect to hear more on this one somewhere down the road in addition to his already in-development comedy Diva. Clown. Killer. which may end up be a starring vehicle for Sutter’s wife Katey Sagal who is still a regular on SoA. Continue Reading
Kurt Sutter has one of the most well-respected and highest-rated dramas on cable television which means what he says matters. The Sons of Anarchy creator certainly is not known for his sugar-coating, so let’s just get to what he threw down upon hearing that AMC lost showrunner Glenn Mazzara due to creative differences moving forward.
AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of it’s creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, shit on their audience and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was “Walking Dead” and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency. “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” will be gone soon. So will AMC. I hope their fucking stock takes a dive and the shareholders line up Sapan, Dolan and Collier and shit in their open hands. Cunts.
Sutter also responded after Frank Darabont was let go. Needless to say, he was just as defensive as he is today, thus making it highly unlikely that the producer will ever make a show for the basic cable network.
Kurt Sutter recently had an interview with Collider which was chalk full of information on the program in the wake of the show’s fifth season finale. Naturally, we were all ears because the drama is coming off what is perceived to be its best year ever, and we were pleasantly surprised at the level of openness of the Sons of Anarchy showrunner. Highlights of the conversation included nods to Terriers actor Donal Logue who plays former US Marshal Lee Toric; Clay Morrow’s inevitable death, and just how finite that season seven end date is exactly.
First, we take a look at Lee Toric who now has a personal vendetta against the club after Otto Delaney (Sutter’s character on the show) killed the only family he has–his sister. Sutter was very specific on the matter in that they had signed the actor to ten appearances on the show, and only two or three of them have taken place thus far. This means that Lee Toric will play a major role in Anarchy’s upcoming sixth season which the showrunner confirmed. Continue Reading
Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal went to Conan last night to promote her crazy successful FX biker series. She ended up talking at length about the fan response to the show, specifically that from the prison crowd noting that at one time she was given parole cards to sign at a DMV. The actress also re-offered a part to Conan after the talk show host turned down/ignored a big part prior to season three when the drama went to Ireland. Perhaps this time the talk show host will reconsider now that he knows this was legit. It also does not hurt that viewership for SoA is at all-time highs at the moment, so this could actually happen now. Continue Reading
Joel McHale was supposed to be promoting tomorrow’s return of Community, but there is a problem: NBC pulled the return of the show before it could even air. What this means is Halloween in February and Thanksgiving in January; however, it also means no more Friday death slot which is actually huge for the comedy’s renewal prospects. This is essentially what you will hear McHale talk about in his recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel when he confirms the network heads spun the delay to them as ‘a good thing.’
The actor also spoiled a moment in Sons of Anarchy coming up on Tuesday that involves him and Jimmy Smits’ gangbanger character. He says that the recurring guest star will beat him up over Katey Sagal’s Gemma and strongly suggested death was in the cards. Continue Reading
Sons of Anarchy will return to air for its fifth season come Tuesday which should be enough to excite its many fans, but what is adding to the enthusiasm this year is the show’s many guest stars. This time around, Jimmy Smits, Ashley Tisdale, and Joel McHale will take recurring roles in front of the camera. That last one is enough to bring SoA into our crosshairs ahead of premiere night in that there is a new behind-the-scenes look at the motorcycle drama featuring McHale discussing his role in the upcoming season. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
FX has as strong a fall lineup as they have had in years with the continued strength of Sons of Anarchy coupled with the well-off American Horror Story anthology which is now moving on to its second original season season. Today’s news is that FX has finalized their fall schedule and in addition to the already announced SoA return of September 11, dates were also set of American Horror Story, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and the recently-retooled Brand X. Continue Reading
We have not seen a whole lot on the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy just yet, but we know the fall’s run will be stacked with guest spots. Among those recurring is Ashley Tisdale, Jimmy Smits, and Community star Joel McHale. While the first two peaked our interest (especially Smits considering he put in a solid season on Dexter,) it was the recruitment of the host of The Soup that has us most fascinated. Continue Reading
The upcoming fifth season of Sons of Anarchy has landed yet another big guest star. Community actor Joel McHale has been tapped to do a multi-episode story arc on the series in which he will play a con man by the name of Warren. Apparently, he double-crosses the wrong person so we expect him to be dead by year’s end as that is how these sort of things play out on SoA. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
The Scary Movie franchise’s new leading lady now has a date with SAMCRO. Kurt Sutter has officially enlisted High School Musical alumna Ashley Tisdale to play a high-priced escort in Sons of Anarchy’s upcoming fifth season. Continue Reading
Funny or Die has a brand new parody out this week with the spotlight shined on the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy. The bit is called Grandsons of Anarchy, and it features a bunch of kids running around on three-wheelers with super soakers.
This is not exactly a home run by any means, but it is almost worth the view just to witness Parks & Recreation’s Jerry play an inept cop. Also, series star Katey Sagal and her creator husband Kurt Sutter make cameos at the end in which they drop a Ron Pearlman reference. Good Times.