As Sons of Anarchy comes to a close with season 7, some of us who have enjoyed the six season ride aren't quite ready to say goodbye to the characters and the story just yet. Though I am often wary of spin offs and the seemingly endless spiral of movie sequels, the characters here are so rich and well-developed, that I pricked my ears up when I heard rumor of a possible prequel series.
This prequel in question, which has been teased by the show's creator Kurt Sutter, would follow "The First 9", or the original founding members of [Sons of Anarchy](series:201186). The idea of giving life to the legend is a cool one, and learning more about the foundations of the crew sounds great to me. It will show the growth of John and Gemma Teller as well.
Instead of a full series, Sutter is thinking of something more compact: "as we started thinking more and more about this prequel on the First 9 at this point I’m thinking more of a one off like a miniseries, like maybe 10 episodes or two 8 episodes seasons." This is a brilliant move in my opinion, as dragging these things out is never a good thing and shows should end before they become stale. I assume FX will jump on this opportunity, with [Better Call Saul](series:1028213) already in the pipeline and highly hyped.
The world of the show will also be taking on a new life in the form of a video game for mobile devices. This game has been bouncing around as a concept and has even been in development for some time, and with ambitious goals. However, since being pronounced dead in 2012, the concept has shifted, and mobile gamers will be happy to hear that it should be released sometime soon. Sutter is pleased himself, referring to the game multiple times as "f**king awesome."
And, of course, the novel Bratva, which was just published in November has been getting pretty good reviews from readers, so I wouldn't be too surprised to see another one popping up on bookshelves some months from now.
It is always bittersweet to see a great series end, but luckily (hopefully), FX has decided to breathe extra life into these worlds. Though we have yet to see the result, I for one hope that Sutter follows through with this plan so we can all dive back into his seedy and fascinating universe.