Could it be? Could our favorites (well, those who survived anyways) be returning for a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spinoff? Well, Kurt Sutter isn’t ruling it out.
We told you a Sons of Anarchy spinoff based on the Mayans was in the works, but we had no idea what the plans actually were. Until now. In a new interview, Kurt Sutter shed light on the spinoff, as well as his hopes for a prequel to introduce John Teller and Pine Winston, starting in Vietnam.
Kurt told our sister publication, Deadline, that “at some point” he hopes for a “one-off 10 or 12 episode” prequel series to show how the John/Pine relationship started, the dynamics that were in place, and “the perception of the war and what an odd kind of perception these Vets got when they returned home.” From there, we’d see the club develop and the show would wrap “before we start to get too close to some of the mythology that’s already been established.”
However, the only things that’s actually in the works right now (besides his soon-to-be hit show, The Bastard Executioner), is the spinoff, based on the Mayans.
As For That Spin-Off…
“We were talking about the idea of doing things for other markets, like the Spanish speaking market,” Kurt told Deadline. “I casually said I’d be open to doing something with the Mayans. It’s the same [biker] subculture, but it’d be interesting to see the influences of that culture and how it impacts the subculture we already understand. I would do a contemporary piece, not a prequel, and place it far enough away from Northern California that it wouldn’t step on the mythology that’s already been told.”
And while it won’t be “stepping” on the past stories, that “doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be some cool, ironic crossovers with familiar characters as the series progressed.”
Yes yes yes yes, that’s all we need. Kurt made a good point to say that this would be completely different from Sons, of course. “I wouldn’t want to set it too close to the world we already know, and step on that. It would be cannibalizing what we worked very hard to create and I wouldn’t do anything to undermine,” he said. “We’re figuring out what that would look like and I’m in the process of meeting with writers and narrowing it down. My intent is, over the hiatus I’ll initiate a script for the pilot and take it from there.”
Are you excited to see a spinoff, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta