"Sons of Anarchy" released a new video on the FX YouTube channel Thursday called “Inside the Final Ride.” The clip features exclusive behind-the-scenes action on set, as well as brief interviews with some of the stars of the show, including Charlie Hunnam, Theo Rossi and Katey Sagal. The hit series is entering its final season this month chronicling the lives of a fictional gang of outlaw bikers.
The actors seem to be feeling the weight of not only the dark drama of the series, but its impending demise. Or as Rossi, who plays "Juice" on the series, summarizes in the video, "It's heavy."
Segal talks about being in denial about the end of the show, although of all people, you'd think she would be the most adjusted to it considering her husband is the show's creator, Kurt Sutter. Segal plays the matriarch of the reigning president of the club, Jax (Hunnam), and she can be one bad motorcycle mama. Then in the next scene, she'll do something unexpected that makes you love her, or at least respect her determination to protect her son, even if mother doesn't always know best.
Other cast members take turns talking about what the series means to them and what they've loved about their time on the show, many of whom have lasted the full seven years. The thought of it coming to an end does promise new beginnings for some of the actors and crew.
"Going into Season 7, now, I'm really sad that it's ending, but really excited too," said leading man Hunnam. "But all good things have to come to an end."
Of course, Hunnam has plenty to be excited about because it seems about every Hollywood project these days wants him in their film. He has already scored big screen success in “Pacific Rim,” then was selected to play the lead in “50 Shades of Grey,” before pulling out of that project. Now he's rumored to be in the running to play “King Arthur” for director Guy Ritchie, and also on the short list to play Kurt Russell's part in a remake of “Escape from New York.”
Hunnam expressed his gratitude not only for how the show completely changed his career, but the friendships made with his fellow cast mates. He referred to some of the co-stars who play his gang members in the series as "brothers." Seems some of the art has rubbed off into real life, and fortunately, just the good parts.
"Sons of Anarchy" premieres the final season September 9 at 10 p.m. on FX.