‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6: FX Launching Online Post-Show “Anarchy Afterword”
Several months ago we heard from ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ creator Kurt Sutter himself that he’d been kicking around the idea of an online post-show wrapup in the vein of ‘Talking Dead‘ and ‘Talking Bad,’ and it seems SAMCRO will indeed have another home this fall. FX has announced ‘Anarchy Afterword’ to debut with ‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 6, but how closely will it follow the known format?
From The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Chelsea Lately’ star Chris Franjola (take that, Hardwick!) will host the new half-hour series, which will air on FX online in three half-hour installments over the course of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 6. The first ‘Anarchy’ afterward will air online after the East Coast airing of September 10 premiere “Straw,” the second to follow the fifth episode, and the final to air as a post-finale discussion.
Sutter himself will be present for the ‘Anarchy Afterword’ post-shows, along with “celebrity superfans” and various cast members to be announced later. Episodes will remain online for several weeks thereafter, for fans missing the initial online broadcasts. Back in May, Sutter explained in his “WTF Sutter” webcast the concept for his version of a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ post-show.
The great thing about ‘Talking Dead’ is that that companion piece was so symbiotic and worked so well, it really helped me then continue to sell the idea for ‘Sons’ with its success. ['Talking Dead']’s a great companion piece, and I actually thank them for fueling my needs and desires here.
So we’re going to do something, it’s not going to be our version of the ‘Talking Sons of Anarchy,’ it’ll be different. I think some component of it will be looking at episodes, but I think there will be a lot of other things connected with it.
While we wait for the September 10 premiere, the sixth season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ will feature the likes of ‘RoboCop‘ star Peter Weller, C. Thomas Howell, ‘Shameless’ star Steve Howey, former ‘The Shield’ star CCH Pounder and ‘Deadwood’ vet Kim Dickens, while both Drea de Matteo’s Wendy and Donal Logue’s villainous Lee Toric will return, and Jimmy Smits (Nero Padilla) was upgraded to series regular. Series creator Kurt Sutter previously confirmed to reporters that the next batch of episodes would likely open a few days ahead in the story, with the weight of the season 5 finale’s events still fresh.
FX has also been rumored to consider an ‘American Horror Story: Coven‘ post-show, but what say you? Are you excited to talk ‘Sons of Anarchy’ with the cast and creator after important episodes? Tell us your ‘Anarchy Afterword,’ following the latest trailer below!