Actor could play Jackson 'Jax' Teller's father
Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has spoken about plans for a prequel to the TV show, which could star Brad Pitt.
Show creator Kurt Sutter previously confirmed that he is hoping to make a Sons Of Anarchy prequel series. Sons Of Anarchy, which tells the story of a California motorcycle club, finished in 2014 after seven seasons.
Hunnam, who played Jackson “Jax” Teller in the show, recently told Men’s Journal that he would “love to see” a prequel happen.
He added: “Kurt [Sutter] is trying to get it going. Did you read that about Brad Pitt maybe playing my dad? Brad Pitt as John Teller. How awesome would that be?”
On the possibility of the prequel happening, Hunnam said: “I’m not sure when it would happen though, he’s got another TV show he’s working on. I don’t know if he needs me as a lead actor on that too. I love that guy, but it was hard for us to work together sometimes because we’re both crazy fucks. Kurt and I never blasted each other in the face, but I’ll say it got close. There has been security rushing onto set and pulling us apart before.”
Sutter previously explained that the prequel would begin during the Vietnam war and take the form of a 10 or 12-episode “limited series”.
Sutter has also confirmed that he is working on an entirely separate Sons Of Anarchy spin-off series focusing on the Mayans, a California-based motorcycle gang that often pitted itself against SAMCRO, the gang at the heart of the main Sons Of Anarchy series.
“We’re figuring out what that would look like and I’m in the process of meeting with writers and narrowing it down,” Sutter said of the spin-off. “My intent is, over the hiatus I’ll initiate a script for the pilot and take it from there.”
The spin-off, Sutter explained, would be a “contemporary piece” set “far enough away from Northern California that it wouldn’t step on the mythology that’s already been told”.
“It doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be some cool, ironic crossovers with familiar characters as the series progressed. [But] I wouldn’t want to set it too close to the world we already know, and step on that,” Sutter added.