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‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7: Kurt Sutter reveals how many club members will die

‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7: Kurt Sutter reveals how many club members will die
‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7: Kurt Sutter reveals how many club members will diePhoto by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

We’ve been hearing for some time now that Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy” will have a high body count. In the premiere, Jax (Charlie Hunnam), who is on a mission of revenge, tells his club, “For me to move forward with all the things we now have to do, I need to know this table has no doubts, no mistrust, that every single one of you would kill or die for the man next to him.” That would seem to confirm the path we’re on. According to an Aug. 20 report on Inside TV, Kurt Sutter, the show’s creator says that body count might be a bit different than what fans are expecting.

Sutter recently said, “Two club members will be dead [by the series’ end]. I don’t think there’ll be more than that.” This seems to be in direct opposition with statements made by others. Or is it?

In an earlier interview, executive producer and director Paris Barclay talked about the upcoming season. Enstarz reported that he commented, "I think this season should be a roller coaster ride. Every episode this season is packed with more plot, more story and more characters than we've done before. Kurt really is getting two seasons in one." He later added, "And in almost every episode now, someone is dying, so that makes it a little bit harder to shoot 'cause we have to keep saying goodbye," he teased.

Many have taken that to mean the ‘Sons’ are dying in every episode. That’s not necessarily how it will go down. What Sutter said is key – ‘Club members.’ There are a lot of non-member characters like Gemma, Unser, Wendy, Nero, Lyla, Chucky, and Juice depending on how he’s categorized now.

The “Sons of Anarchy” Season 7 premier will air Tuesday, Sept. 9 on FX. The series takes its final ride on Dec. 2. Both the premier and the finale will be followed by a special panel show, “Anarchy Afterwards.”