Ahead of the premiere of the sixth season of “Sons of Anarchy,” Katey Sagal, who plays key role Gemma Teller Morrow, recently gave an interview about the character’s development. And creator Kurt Sutter also said the new season has some controversial scenes.
“She’s starts out in a pretty good place. That’s all I really know because we’ve only done six [episode]. But I actually do not know where things are going,” Sagal said in an interview.
She added: “But at the beginning of the season she’s got her new boyfriend. She’s very happy with him … and she’s conflicted yet resigned to what’s going on with Clay [Morrow] … I think she’s really done with that situation.”
Sagal said that also, it’s “super fun” to act as a character with a wide range of emotions. “It’s always something to dig my teeth into,” she said.
In the upcoming season, “Sons of Anarchy” will depict a school shooting at the hands of a young boy, which according to critics who have seen it, say it’s particularly disturbing by even the show’s standards. “Even by ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ standards, [this] isn’t going to sit well with a lot of people,” wrote Daily Beast contributor Jason Lynch last week.
Sutter, the show’s creator, said the scene is a “catalyst for the third act of this morality play we’re doing,” adding to TVLine: “I know obviously that it would be somewhat controversial, but I feel like as much as I wouldn’t do something because it was controversial, I’m also not going to do something because it is.”
But he said the scene isn’t meant to be “sensational.”