‘Sons Of Anarchy’ creator discusses plans for prequel and spin-off series

Kurt Sutter reveals that the prequel series would begin during the Vietnam War

Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has confirmed that he is still hoping to make a Sons Of Anarchy prequel series.

The prequel, Sutter explained, would begin during the Vietnam war and take the form of a 10 or 12-episode “limited series”.

“At some point I do have plans to hopefully do the prequel,” Sutter told Deadline, “which I do see as a one-off 10- or 12-episode thing where we begin in Nam and see John Teller and Piney and see how that relationship got created, and bring them back to the States and the obvious external dynamics that were going on with the country and the perception of the war and what an odd kind of perception these vets got when they returned home.”

“And then have it be the development of the club, ending before we start to get too close to some of the mythology that’s already been established,” he added.


Following reports last month, Sutter 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 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.

Sons Of Anarchy, whose cast was led by Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal, drew to a close last year after a successful seven-year run on FX. Courtney Love had a small guest role in season seven as a school teacher.

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