This is turning out to be a rather generous month for Kurt Sutter when it comes to sharing “Sons of Anarchy” scoop: not long after the executive producer held a pretty extensive (and funny) Q&A session on Twitter, he returning Tuesday night, ironically around the time new episodes traditionally end on the FX in the fall, to share a few more assorted details on season 6.
If you want to see all of the unfiltered / uncensored questions and answers, be sure to visit Sutter’s Twitter. We’re going to focus here on the show-specific information that has not been touched on in any of our previous entries.
-First of all, a production update! Writing sessions for the new season stars on Monday, and filming will kick off at some point in mid-May. This is almost perfectly in line with some other cable drama series set for fall, including season 3 of “Homeland.” There are also two new writers coming on board this year.
-There is still a debate waging in Sutter’s mind as to whether or not there will be a time jump.
-For those of you wondering about the Jax / Juice relationship, we should interpret the one-time SAMCRO rat as being forgiven by Charlie Hunnam’s character.
-Sadly, the status of Jimmy Smits (Nero) is still unclear after he stole much of season 5. There is clearly an interest in bringing him back, but there are plenty of other factors that weigh into this decision. (Just a general thought: we wonder how difficult pilot season makes it for shows to cast guest actors and craft arcs.)
-The future status of Dave Navarro is unclear following his brief guest stint last season. Meanwhile, Rusty Coones is very much a possibility to return.
-Considering that Sutter says that one of the biggest things he regrets about the show is casting himself to play Otto, it should not come as much of a surprise that he is hoping we see less of the character moving forward.
The last thing we want to mention from the Q&A isn’t so much scoop on season 6, but it’s still fascinating to hear that he “tried to use” Adam Levine for something in season 5, but it didn’t end up working out. In between “American Horror Story,” “The Voice,” and having a band, the guy’s schedule barely allows for sleeping as it is.
Are there any specific stories you want to see on “Sons of Anarchy” season 6? We want to hear your thoughts below! If you want to read some of the highlights from Sutter’s last Q&A session, you can check them out here.