"Sons of Anarchy" is inching closer to its Sept. 9 premiere date for season 7. While fans are excited about finding out what happens in the final season of the motorcycle club series, Christian Post advised on Aug 19 that the finale has yet to be written.
Kurt Sutter, the show’s creator and driving force, has always had a clear vision of where the series and its individual seasons were headed. "I was very aware, coming into this season, that I wasn't writing the final season, I was writing the next season," he said. "I don't think of it in terms of, 'This is the final season. Am I going to get to that place?' We've been building and building and building and building. I always have a sense of where I want to end each season, emotionally and relationship wise and with the theme, and I'm always able to hit that."
Does he have a mental image of how it’s all going to come together? Not exactly. He knows what has to happen to get to the planned outcome but he leaves room for creativity and inspiration to influence the actual writing. "I'm never quite sure how I'm going to get there, in terms of narrative. I try to leave that loose. I have a great team of writers, and as we break each episode, the A-story that's the big action narrative engine will get tweaked a little bit and go in a different direction, as we go, 'That's cool. Let's try that.' When you pile up enough of those, things look different than you had anticipated. "
We know the A-story is going to be all about Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) finding out who was involved in Tara’s death and exacting his revenge for it. Hunnam had this to say about his character in the upcoming season. "Jax is in a very schizophrenic state. He's obviously very sad and vulnerable and broken with this huge amount of revenge and anger in his heart."
Another person in the know about how "Sons of Anarchy" will finish out is executive producer and director Paris Barclay. "The theme is what Arthur Miller says is the theme for every drama, which is that the chickens come home to roost. All of the things that we've done, most of which have been bad, over seven seasons, eventually people have to pay for," he said.
He went on to tease about how many characters will be left alive when it is all over. "Yes, there will be someone left. There will be more than one, but not a lot more."
"Sons of Anarchy” will premiere Season 7 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 on FX. The premiere will be 1 hour and 45 minutes long. That’s plenty of time for some vengeance ‘Sons’ style.