It may be awhile yet before SAMCRO rides for 'Sons of Anarchy' season 6, but thankfully series creator Kurt Sutter isn't afraid to speak freely now and again. The prolific FX showrunner was recently on hand for the FX Upfront, where he answered a number of questions about the acclaimed motorcycle drama's upcoming sixth season, including what makes Donal Logue's Lee Toric character different from any prior 'Sons of Anarchy' villain. Get the inside scoop on season 6 inside!

The 'Sons of Anarchy' will certainly have their hands full going into the sixth season, with two members of Jax's family behind bars, and at least one of them marked for death. Series creator Kurt Sutter spoke with TVLine of the coming season, which will also introduce several new characters in addition to the growing threat of disgraced US Marshal Lee Toric (Donal Logue). Says Sutter:

We sort of fluctuate, where one season the adversary will be in the outlaw world and other seasons it’ll be someone from the law enforcement world. And the interesting thing about Donal’s character is he sort of falls in the middle. He’s law enforcement, but he’s ex-law enforcement... He’s probably the most dangerous adversary they’ve ever had in terms of his access to law enforcement information, yet he doesn’t necessarily have to follow all those rules.

Sutter also previews that Tara's incarceration for her role in Pamela Toric (Lee and Donal's real-life sister, Karina Logue)'s death will weigh heavily on the relationship between she and Jax, while changes in leadership at the SAMCRO table will also play out with different members in the VP and Sergeant-At-Arms positions. Several new faces will pop up over the course of the season as well, including “an old-school shot-caller that’s out of Stockton,” and a major female character who is “in sort of the escort world.”

While Jimmy Smits (Nero Padilla) was announced to join the series as a regular this coming year, still unconfirmed is the involvement of Billy Blanks’ character August Marks, whom Sutter cautioned might not be available for the sixth season. Last year, Sutter told reporters the next batch of episodes would likely open a few weeks ahead in the story, the weight of the season 5 finale’s events still fresh. Ron Perlman’s Clay Morrow will remain a fixture despite his character’s incarceration, while much of Clay’s season 6 arc will see the disgraced SAMCRO president coming to terms with being betrayed, and ultimately “doomed” by a price on his head.

Well, what say you? Are you excited to meet new characters while Lee Toric plays bad guy for 'Sons of Anarchy' season 6? Where do you want to see SAMCRO head next year?