Sons of Anarchy season 7 still doesn’t have an official start or premiere date, but creator Kurt Sutter recently revealed new information about the season, including about the cast.
We already know that Peter Fonda will not be back for the final season, while Nero and Petter Weller will be back; CCH Pounder and Kim Dickens may be back.
Sutter told fans via YouTube that cast-wise, there’s nobody going to be in season 7 “that you don’t know about.”
“Here’s the good thing about this season, it will be a good opportunity to use quite a few people of color,” he added. “For a show about a bunch of all-white bikers, that’s–for me, anyhow, I like when i have the opportunity to do that.”
Sutter and his writing team–including two new writers–got to work on season 7 on Monday.
He said that they started breaking into the season as a whole and will begin shaping the premiere in the next week or two.
“It’s been about three weeks, kind of diving into the general stories before we actually start digging into specifics,” he said.
“I’ll kinda lay out my blueprint … the big mile markers, the things I know I want to happen, the people I know I want to die … on the show.”
In his trademark joking tone, he said that “Wouldn’t that be great if I could just go to the writers and have them literally script the demise of all people I currently wish dead … and I’m happy to say … that’s a smaller list than it was perhaps even a year ago.”
Sutter also revealed that production on season 7 will begin during the last week of May and that the season will have 13 episodes.
While he’s inquired about doing more episodes he explained that it’s probably not going to happen because of factors such as licensing fees making it not cost-effective.
On the other hand, he said most episodes in season 6 ran long, essentially adding episodes into the season even though there were not technically additions. The same thing could happen this season, although he said: “I’m really going to do my best to get it down to 60 minutes. I will try.”
Other than that, he said that there will be a couple of new directors this season, some from within.