Warning: Spoilers For Sons Of Anarchy Ride Ahead!
Fans of Sons of Anarchy will know that a spin-off to the show is already in the works at TV studio FX.
The hotly anticipated Mayans MC isn’t the only show from that world heading to our screens, however, as we have official sequel and prequel projects confirmed.
During an interview on the Tom Arnold podcast 100% Honest, the creator of Sons of Anarchy revealed that the series is envisioned as one of four chapters.
This puts the original SOA seasons as chapter one and Mayans MC as chapter two. At this point, the upcoming seasons could represent further chapters.
The prequel and sequel projects will focus on Jax’s family, after his death.
Kurt Sutter, creator of SOA, said:
I have a sense of ‘Sons’ being four chapters. If ‘Sons’ was the first chapter than I see the Mayans as the second chapter. [The new show is] present day, it’s after the death of Jax Teller.
This isn’t the only upcoming Sons show which will deal with the fallout of Teller’s actions in the show finale, this is likely to pop up in the upcoming Mayans MC outing.
We’re going to play the reality of that last day and the events that happened with who he killed that day and the impact and perhaps the trickle down that may have had on Northern Cali.
So it won’t have a direct impact on the Mayans but we make reference to it in the pilot so that we can play the reality of it.
The third chapter, then, would be the prequel, which would tell the story of Jax’s father returning home from Vietnam and helping form the motorcycle club.
Sutter had this to say about the prequel:
I think at some point we’ll find a way to shine a little light on perhaps on John Teller’s manuscript, if the Mayans, if we’re lucky enough to continue and then what I would do is not directly but I would use that as a potential launching point to do the prequel.
The First 9 — it would begin in Vietnam with John Teller and Piney Winston and it would be about them coming back to America and ideally to do each episode have a new member join but end it at the end of that so that maybe at that point Gemma’s there but it’s before Jax is born.
I don’t want to step on the mythology that we know but we kind of lay track to the beginning and then stop.
Looking ahead to the sequel then, there is the possibility of keeping it in the family tree with Jax’s sons Abel and Thomas as they learn about their father’s life.
Perhaps thinking ahead at some point, if any of us are still alive, that there might be a series of events that takes us down the line into the future that perhaps sets up some kind of dynamic for Jax’s sons to become aware of who [their] dad was and things like that.
That for me is the dream quartet if you will.
Well you can count us in.