No matter how things play out this season in Charming, the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club will be back in business next year.
Earlier today, FX officially announced that it has renewed "Sons of Anarchy" for a fifth season of 13 episodes; which is expected to debut in the fall of 2012. The series stars Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller, the Vice-President of the Sons of Anarchy, with Ron Perlman as Clay Morrow, his step-father and the President of SAMCRO and Katey Sagal as Gemma, Clay's wife and Jax's mother. The current season has slowly set the stage for another confrontation between Jax and Clay over the death of Jax's father, John Teller.
“It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like Hamlet into a wholly original television setting and to tell this complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience," said FX President John Landgraf in a statement. "The fans know how beautifully SOA meets this challenge, and we thank them for their loyal and passionate viewership.”
"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter has previously indicated that he envisions the series running seven seasons; which seems likely to happen given the continuously strong ratings. It is currently FX's highest rated series and it is regularly the number one drama on basic cable among adults 18 to 49.
The fourth season recently wrapped production and is currently airing Tuesday nights on FX.
What are your thoughts on the renewal of "Sons of Anarchy"? Where would you like the series to go next year? And what do you think will happen before the end of season four? Share your predictions in the comment section below!