Ever since reports surfaced about showrunner Kurt Sutter making a follow-up series, Sons of Anarchy prequel release date updates continue to flood the internet. While nothing has been set in stone yet, rumours are rife that Sutter’s new project has already been given the go signal by FX execs.
As far as Sutter is concerned, the highly anticipated sequel won’t be airing anytime this year. In fact, some sources are claiming that filming will only begin in 2017, KpopStarz reported.
The SOA showrunner also shared that he has already pitched ideas for the prequel, and has already decided that “The First 9″ will be the working title. “I’ve had discussions with the network about it, and I think they are open to it,” Sutter stated.
“I think there is something really interesting about the origins of the club. And to do a period piece set in the ’60s, post-Vietnam could be kind of cool,” he continued. “I don’t think we would dovetail and start right after the series ended, but it’s something I’m potentially excited about it.”
While the fate of the “Sons of Anarchy” prequel release date remains in limbo, recent reports are claiming that another kind of prequel is underway. As The Hollywood Reporter explained, “Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original” will tell the story of a young Jax Teller.
“It’s Jax prospecting to become a full club member,” writer Ollie Masters said. “This is a story about him proving himself — to the club, to their enemies and allies and to himself.”
“In [the TV series], the shadow of his father looms large over him and it does in our series as well, but for us it’s recent history, so it’s more of an open wound than a scar being pulled open,” he continued. “He’s still dealing with J.T’s death and what it means to exist in a masculine heavy world without a father to guide him.”
Apart from the comic book prequel, other reports have also claimed that the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, “Mayans MC,” is already in the initial stages of production after FX has reportedly ordered the pilot script. According to IGN, FX says the show “will be a dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1 percent outlaw, this time, reflected through a Latino lens.”