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'Sons of Anarchy': Here's what a planned spin-off will be about

FX is reportedly working on a spin-off of the hit TV show 'Sons of Anarchy' with 'Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter. 'Sons of Anarchy' was FX's most popular show when it was on the air.

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    'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter speaks at the 'Sons for Sandy Relief' event in New Jersey in 2013.
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“Sons of Anarchy” fans, stories set in your favorite world may not be over just yet.

“Anarchy” network FX is reportedly working on a spin-off of “Anarchy” with the show’s creator Kurt Sutter. “Anarchy” concluded in December 2014 and a spin-off would reportedly center on the Mayans Motorcycle Club, a group which have been opponents of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original, the club at heart of “Anarchy.”

Sutter would be an executive producer for the “Anarchy” spin-off.

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“Anarchy” became FX’s most popular series. Shows currently on the network include “American Horror Story,” “Fargo,” “The Americans,” “Louie,” and “The Strain.”

The original show centered on Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), whose mother (Katey Sagal) has remarried. Jax’s father was originally the president of SAMCRO and Jax’s stepfather (Ron Perlman) is now president of SAMCRO. Jax must decide how he feels about SAMCRO and what they do. 

Ratings for “Anarchy” increased as the series went on, showing that the program still has appeal for many viewers.

Spin-off programs are increasing on cable networks that have produced well-reviewed television. “Anarchy” was for the most part ignored by the Emmy Awards (it was nominated multiple times for its music but not in other categories), though Sagal did win a Golden Globe Award for her work on the show. However, FX is currently an awards season favorite for some of its other shows – “American Horror Story” has won multiple Emmys, as has “Fargo,” and “The Americans” was nominated for several.

Another critically beloved network that has made a push with new shows set in the world of old hits is AMC. The network launched “Better Call Saul,” a show that was based on “Breaking Bad” character Saul Goodman, this past February, and “Fear the Walking Dead,” a companion series to AMC’s massive hit “The Walking Dead,” debuted this week. Both did incredibly well in the ratings, with “Saul” setting a record in viewership for the premiere of a cable TV series. What just broke the record? “Fear the Walking Dead.” 

If a spin-off of “Sons of Anarchy” comes to fruition, it will no doubt recapture some of the viewership from the original show.

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