Sons of Anarchy Season 7: Show Creator Kurt Sutter Says Last Season ‘Will be Difficult’ to Write

April 24, 2014 Updated: April 24, 2014

Sons of Anarchy season 7 will become “difficult” to write emotionally as he nears the end, creator Kurt Sutter said during a question-and-answer session.

Sutter was answering questions submitted via Twitter and Facebook by his fans, moderated by Larry King (full video below).

He also answered a range of other questions. Check out all the answers below.

Where did you get inspiration for the show from and are the characters based on anyone you know?

Inspiration came from initially I think research in the outlaw motorcycle world, the major world. The characters aren’t based on anyone, there’s a loose paradigm in terms of Hamlet, the prince … Shakespearean. If you’re going to steal, steal from the best.

You handpicked Charlie Hunnam as Jax. Who do you see as the lead in “The Bastard Executioner”?

I don’t really see anybody yet because I haven’t even started writing the script and it’s not until I’m in that process that I really start to see faces.

Who from current cast would you like to work with again and will you?

I love all my actors, I’d work with Charlie again in a heartbeat, and most of those guys. I’ll probably end up using, because we’re shooting in the U.K., in that model, I’ll probably end up using quite a few Brit actors.

Will you ever reveal the backstory of the homeless wome nin season 7?

No

Have you been offered any comedy projects to direct?

No

Any plans to release Jax’s journal at the end of season 7?

The idea initially was to make john Teller’s manuscript a book, and I think I’m going to wait until I do the prequel, because so much of that informs the prequel.

Do you let daughters watch “Sons”?

My older daughter, she watches the show, yes.

Why do you write the most brutal stuff for your character Otto?

That’s at least an hour-and-a-half conversation.

Besides Otto, which character do you feel the most connected to?

Probably Unser.

How important are the motorcycles?

It’s the representation of the subculture, so it’s very important for me.

What real life MC  is the closest to Sons of Anarchy?

I don’t know, the club is based on so many different aspects of clubs, and it’s not like as big as Hell’s Angels or the outlaws, it’s hard to say.

Don’t let this show end!

Thank you.

Dinner with any three people dead or alive, who would they be?

Larry King and his two closest friends.

Is this season the hardest to write since it’s the last?

I don’t think it’ll be any harder in terms of story, at some point emotionally I think it will be difficult as I get closer to the end.

Who was the hardest character to kill off?

Opie, definitely.

Are you at the point plotwise that you expected since the beginning?

I think the show will end in sort of the area that I wanted it to end, but it changes all the time, which is part of the fun for me.

What are your writing rituals? 

I need quiet, I have my office, because my writing process is very active, mostly at night, I’m up, I’m walkign around, I’m acting out scenes.

Please don’t let this show end!!!

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