With Sons of Anarchy heading into its final season, you would think that the show’s final scene has been entirely mapped out but according to the show’s creator, this isn’t the case.
“Considering I’m a week-and-a-half behind writing episode 7, it could all change,” Sutter told reporters when asked about the series ending at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday. “I’ve always had a sense of where I wanted it to go, and I come in each season with a blueprint with the big arcs and mile markers. And I’ve learned over seven seasons the looser I grip that idea the better the seasons are. And this season isn’t any different. I came in with how I wanted the season to end … but things change. It’s always been heading in the same direction, but the way I’m getting there continues to change.”
Sutter was quizzed about many aspects about the show’s final season and did reveal that he did not want to stray too far from what he has done in the past or make the season feel like it is the final one.
“I didn’t want it to feel like ‘the final season,’ or to have it feel different,” Sutter said. “I really want it to feel like another season from Sons, only that when we’re done there’s probably not a whole lot more story to tell.”
He did reveal that dead characters would not be returning in flashbacks as the show has tried to veer away from this method of storytelling and that the death count on the final season would be ‘average’ and comparable to past seasons.
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