On Friday casting news leaked regarding season six of the FX hit series "Sons of Anarchy" including that Donal Logue will be returning with a story line that has "a major arc" and he may appear in up to 10 episodes in season six. As fans will recall from the Harley-Davidson riding M/C, the character Logue plays is former U.S. Marshall Lee Toric who appeared in the last three episodes of season five.
Jimmy Smits has inked his deal with SoA and is contracted to appear in all 13 episodes.
Sutter has also disclosed that as far as additional guest stars this season, there won't be any major characters; however, there are a couple "interesting" characters that are being set up but he hasn't decided yet to use named talent or lesser known actors. He went on to say that they will probably cast a wide net and cast whomever is the best fit for the role regardless of their popularity.
The first episode of season six is titled "Broken" and Sutter plans to begin writing episode 6.01 this week and is feeling positive that all is on track for this year.
"I'm excited about season six," said Sutter. "I really think we will hit the ground running kind of like how we did in season five because there is a lot at stake, there's a lot going on. We have a certain amount of pressure already going into this season and, as we do every year, we ratchet it up and really continue to press our hero (Jax) with the joy and sorrow of living this outlaw life and that will be played out in spades this season and we will see how that dynamic plays out on him and the club."
Sutter also commented about how the U.K. and French fans, who are just now watching season five, are messaging him as they work through the five stages of grief over Opie's death.
He encouraged them to hold tight because as the rest of the series plays out, they will understand that Opie's death was not in vain.