On May 29 TVLine exclusively reported that actress Annabeth Gish has landed a pivotal role on "Sons of Anarchy," the FX motorcycle drama that is about to begin production on its seventh and final season. Gish will play Althea Jarry, the new sheriff in Charming, since the previous sheriff is no more. She will work with SAMCRO to solve Roosevelt's and Tara's murders in season six.
Gish currently stars in the FX drama "The Bridge" in a recurring role. Gish will be a big part of season seven, and is described as being an "edgy and smart" new sheriff. She will be a transfer from the Stockton Organized Crime Unit, and the first female sheriff in Charming. She will not be a total pushover like Uncer and will take advantage of SAMCRO to get the truth instead of just making enemies of them.
Jarry will have to play by the club's rules, but also has some secrets of her own. It doesn't sound good for Gemma, who butchered Tara with a meat fork in the final episode of the sixth season. Gemma thought Tara was taking her boys away, and Juice killed Roosevelt to protect Gemma after he found Tara dead. Gemma continues to be unstable, by relying on booze and drugs to take away her pain and stress.
E! Online revealed on May 29 that Gish will film her new role simultaneously with her recurring role on "The Bridge," which will debut its second season in early July. Filming began earlier this month, which was revealed by show creator Kurt Sutter through his official Twitter page. Pictures of scripts and Charlie Hunnam on set have also surfaced in recent days.
The scripts for the first three episodes are completed, and the next three are will being developed. The series is also preparing for episode seven, which is usually a big episode and the turning point of each season. Gish is the second newcomer to the show, which also cast rocker Marilyn Manson as Ron Tully, a jailed drug addict who is also a white supremacist.
Drea de Matteo (Wendy Case), David LaBrava (Happy Lowman) and Niko Nicotera (George "Ratboy" Skogstrom) have all been upgraded to series regulars for season seven, while Kim Dickens (Colette) and CCH Pounder (DA Patterson) will have small roles. Peter Weller, Billy Brown, Robert Patrick and Emilio Rivera will return in recurring roles.
The seventh and final season of the series is currently in production, with filming expected to begin soon. The series will begin airing on FX in September and is expected to run until early December. The season will consist of thirteen episodes, although it's unclear if the episodes will be longer than one hour.