Will Sons Of Anarchy Extend Past Season Seven?

Son’s Of Anarchy Star Charlie Hunnam

With so much going on for the members of SAMCRO, i’m beginning to wonder if the planned seven season run of Sons of Anarchy (the highest rated show on cable network FX) will be enough to tie everything together and wrap up the sorrowful tale of the Teller-Morrow family?

When the question was asked to creator Kurt Sutter during a recent interview, he was uncertain himself about the shows future past a seventh season stating “There’s so many factors that determine whether a show continues or not.  I came up with the initial awareness that if this show was being done in sort of the same production model that “The Shield” was in — and I knew that “The Shield” had about seven seasons. And I knew that at that point the show ultimately begins to eat itself and becomes more expensive to make. So I thought if we could get a full run I could tell the story I wanted to tell in seven seasons. And I knew by the end of this season [six] I’d have a sense of whether or not I’d be able to do that, and I still think I can.”

“But look, I think if I got halfway through this season or at some point next season I felt like I couldn’t finish it, I’d probably be able to have a conversation with the network,” he said. “I think after seven seasons I don’t know if we can maintain the rhythm and the pace that we’ve done, and I wouldn’t want to extend it and have it become something that it’s not. So my plan is still to finish it out in seven.”

So while the plan to keep the show remains at seven seasons, don’t be surprised to hear if the show is brought back for an 8th season or even a final season split over two years like that of Breaking Bad.

Source: Deadline

Son’s of Anarchy airs Wednesdays on Showcase via FOXTEL.

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