Given that we have seen quite a bit of Wendy on “Sons of Anarchy” the past two seasons, it was always a possibility that this could be coming up at some point. Now, it has: Drea de Matteo is going to be a series regular for the seventh and assumed final season of the FX drama.
The news of the actress’ promotion comes in via TVLine, and it serves as some indication as to where the story could be heading moving forward. With Tara (Maggie Siff) now out of the picture, the odds are therefore higher that Wendy could have a more active role in the lives of Jax’s children. As for whether or not that is a good thing … you just have to figure out whether or not that is really better or worse than the situation that they are in now. Wendy has found more stability as of late, but has an extensive history of addiction.
Some of the early work will begin soon on the final season of the show, with production slated to start up in the same sort of May timeframe that it has for some other seasons of the show. The last thing that we can feel pretty good about is that “Sons of Anarchy” will once again be a ratings beast. It’s arguably the most-successful show in the history of FX, and now may get the benefit of extra viewers knowing that the end of the road for Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), regardless of whether he lives or dies, could be near.
The new season should premiere within the first two weeks of September, unless the show decides to change the course now after doing the same thing for many years.
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