We know that we are getting a Sons of Anarchy spin-off and we even got a sneak peek at the upcoming Mayans MC series. On Tuesday we learned that we might also get much more Sons of Anarchy in the form of a sequel and a prequel.
During an interview on the Tom Arnold podcast 100% Honest (more proof that literally everyone has a podcast these days), SOA creator Kurt Sutter revealed that he envisions the Sons of Anarchy universe having “four chapters.” The original series was the first chapter, Mayans MC is the second, the last two chapters would be a sequel to the Sons of Anarchy finale, which was a high casualty event and maybe a series where Jax’s sons Abel and Thomas learn about their father’s life, and a prequel that would tell the story of Jax Teller’s father John.
“I have a sense of Sons being four chapters. If Sons was the first chapter, then I see the Mayans as the second chapter. [The new show is] present day, it’s after the death of Jax Teller. 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 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. 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.
Perhaps thinking ahead at some point, if any of us are still alive, 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.”
Of course this is all speculation and only what Sutter would want as a dream scenario for the story of Sons of Anarchy. Currently, FX has only signed up for Mayans MC, which debuts some time in 2018. But with so many streaming services looking for proven content don’t put it past Amazon or Netflix to snag one of these shows if FX passes on it.