It was Sons of Anarchy‘s turn at the Television Critic’s Association yesterday, and during the course of the discussion, Sutter revealed a number of things about the final season, and once again discussed the possibility of a prequel series.
Last year, we took a look at what the Sons of Anarchy prequel might look like as it followed the founders of the motorcyle club, The First 9. We knew that Sutter has talked to FX about the possibility then, and in yesterday’s coverage, Sutter reiterated that the prequel would likely be only one season of 10 episodes or so, but that he wants to put some distance between the end of Sons of Anarchy and a potential prequel.
As for the ending of this season? That’s still a work in progress:
“Considering I’m a week-and-a-half behind writing episode 7, it could all change. I’ve always had a sense of where I wanted it to go, and I come in each season with a blueprint with the big arcs and mile markers. And I’ve learned over seven seasons the looser I grip that idea the better the seasons are. And this season isn’t any different. I came in with how I wanted the season to end … but things change. It’s always been heading in the same direction, but the way I’m getting there continues to change.”
As for other final-season revelations? Sutter says that, through seven episodes, the body count is about on par with past seasons. He also insists there will be no flashbacks, i.e., he won’t be bringing back dead characters. This season, as we’ve heard, will pick up 10 days after last season ended, and Jax — in prison — will be on a mission to avenge the death of Tara. Oh, and also: Tig will find romance. Charlie Hunnam wouldn’t reveal with whom, but I’d bet my house on it being Venus Van Dam.
Oh, and as for the Emmy snubs? Kurt Sutter says, “F**k em,” while Charlie Hunnam added, “I really don’t give a sh*t. I make this for the people who watch the show.” Yeah, but … there’s no reason in hell Walton Goggins shouldn’t have been nominated for best guest actor, right? Failing to nominate Goggins is an insult to everyone else in that category because they are not competing against the best.