Sons of Anarchy creator planning prequel on Jax's dad

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From Digital Spy

On top of the Mayans MC spin-off, it looks like Sons of Anarchy could be set for another few shows spawned from that world.

Creator Kurt Sutter has revealed that he envisions the show as four chapters, with the original series the first and Mayans as the second.

As for the other two, they could be a sequel to the events of the Sons of Anarchy series finale, as well as a prequel telling the story of Jax Teller's father John.

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"I have a sense of Sons being four chapters," Sutter told Tom Arnold's 100% Honest podcast (via JOE). "If 'Sons' was the first chapter, then I see the Mayans as the second chapter. [The new show is] present day, it's after the death of Jax Teller."

Speaking of the events of Mayans, he explained: "We're going to play the reality of that last day and the events that happened with who he killed that day and the impact and perhaps the trickle down that may have had on Northern Cali.

"So it won't have a direct impact on the Mayans but we make reference to it in the pilot so we can play the reality of it."

He added that a potential further show would be set around the time John returns from Vietnam and before Jax is born.

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"I think at some point we'll find a way to shine a little light on perhaps John Teller's manuscript, if the Mayans, if we're lucky enough to continue, and then what I would do is not directly, but I would use that as a potential launching point to do the prequel," he added.

"The First 9 – it would begin in Vietnam with John Teller and Piney Winston and it would be about them coming back to America, and ideally to do each episode have a new member join but end it at the end of that so that maybe at that point Gemma's there but it's before Jax is born.

"I don't want to step on the mythology that we know, but we kind of lay track to the beginning and then stop."

Sutter also hinted that a sequel series could set up stories for Jax's sons Abel and Thomas and for them to "become aware of who [their] dad was and things like that".

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