Sons of Anarchy to wrap up after season seven, confirms Kurt Sutter
Kurt Sutter has confirmed the seventh season is going to be the last of the FX biker drama Sons of Anarchy. The series creator told an entertainment magazine the show was likely to conclude in 2014.
“Season seven was always my goal because I know how this cable model works. I know, at the end of seven seasons, the above-the-line costs usually outweigh the value of the show,” he said.
“I’ve always had that number in my head and I thought, ‘Yes, I can do that’. I had the loose constructs of those seven seasons in my head, and I still had those. We’re still heading in that direction and working towards that.”
At the same time, Sutter doesn’t rule out the possibility of an eight season should the story demand so. He told the magazine, “If I get halfway through season six and I’m feeling like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do this and tell the story that I need to tell in seven seasons’, then I think I can probably have a conversation with John Landgraf.”
“What I definitely don’t want to do is just extend the show for another season, for the sake of doing an eighth season,” Sutter explained while adding he wouldn’t do another season just for the sake of it.
The sixth season of Sons of Anarchy commences on Jan. 13 next year.