Rarely at a loss for words, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has spoken before about doing a prequel to the FX series. Today at the Produced By conference, he told me a little bit more about where things stand with the possible look at the formation of SAMCRO. “Right now, it is just conversations,” Sutter said after appearing on the Hit The Ground Showrunning panel. Confirming that the series, if it happened, would be with SOA’s current home of FX, Sutter said that the show wouldn’t be coming for a few years. “I want to let the property rest for a year or so after Sons is over before jumping in,” he noted. SOA is heading into its sixth season with the expectation that the biker club series will go for a least one more cycle after that. Beyond that timeline, a lot about the prequel is still up in the air. “I don’t know if it will be a series or a limited series of say 10 to 13 episodes,” Sutter said. “I don’t want to do it as a movie – tonally, I don’t see it as a movie.”
Whatever form the SOA prequel ends up taking it will be yet another addition to a pretty full dance card for Sutter, who inked a three-year overall deal with FX Prods and 20th Century Fox TV last year. Beside writing and running SOA, he is currently developing Lucas Stand, an action/horror drama for FX with former Hell on Wheels showrunner John Shiban. Additionally the producer, his wife and SOA star Katey Sagal and Belle Zwerdling are developing a dark comedy for the network called Diva. Clown. Killer as a potential vehicle for Sagal.
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