Though his new pilot for “The Bastard Executioner” may throw a wrench in the works, “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter still has his sights on a possible prequel to the biker drama.
Sutter has said in the past he’s spoken to FX about the followup he would like to do sometime after “Sons of Anarchy” wraps its final season, and they they were receptive to the idea. Now it sounds like he might be viewing it as a one-season show or miniseries, rather than extending it out over years.
“Now that FX has expanded and they’re looking at doing standalone seasons and miniseries, I think it’s a probably a lot more viable than it was a few years ago,” he tells THR. “I love the idea of doing the origin story, even if it’s a stand-alone 12-episode thing. I love the idea of doing a period piece.”
Previously, Sutter said that he would like the series to take place in the ’60s, after Jax’s father John Teller returns from the Vietnam War. As for when it could happen, he adds, “We would probably want to rest the mythology for a season or two, meaning that I don’t think we would end ‘Sons’ and begin the prequel.”
Depending on the success of “That Bastard Executioner,” that rest could last quite a while.