With the new season of Sons of Anarchy a little over a month away, it’s time for the marketing push to begin in earnest. This, of course, consists of new trailers, interviews with the show’s stars, and appearances on the convention circuit, among other things. As the push begins with the crew from SAMCRO, creator Kurt Sutter indicates when Season Six starts, it will begin with the bang. So much so, in fact, Sutter is calling the sixth premiere “controversial.” He does not, however, expand on these thoughts because Sutter doesn’t want to give anything about the upcoming season away. Instead, he simply teased his audience, all in effort kick the hype meter up a notch or two.
Not to be outdone by her husband, Katey Sagal, who plays Gemma, the show’s matriarchal centerpiece, also teased the audience about what viewers can expect for the upcoming new season during an appearance at Comic-Con:
Wherever this “pretty good place” Gemma will be at when Season Six starts, she probably won’t be there for long, especially once Tara gets out of jail. For those who are looking for a nice slice of violence with their motorcycle gang drama, it appears as if Season Six won’t disappoint there, either:
Sutter confirmed the increased violence in a separate interview. Apparently, during the final moments of the Season Six premiere, things get a little bit out of control for everyone’s favorite motorcycle club:
A scene that caps off the season 6 premiere of Sons of Anarchy reignited a conversation about television violence today at the Television Critics Association press tour, where Executive Producer Kurt Sutter urged critics to stay mum about the sequence “that’s not meant to be sensational.”
“I feel like if it gets leaked, it’s going to be like, ‘oh, they’re doing it to be controversial to bring more eyes to the episode,'” Sutter told reporters about the Sept. 10 episode on FX. “Honestly, I’m worried more about that kind of blowback than people finding out about that event.”
Considering the fact that Sons viewers have already seen a lot of violence in the show–Sutter’s character biting his tongue off an flinging it at a two-way mirror, for instance–the fact that the upcoming premiere is already the focus of some controversy should give a clear indication of how bad things are going to get. Furthering this point even more, the teaser previews hint at a great deal of strife for Jax and his crew:
The fun begins again on September 10th on FX. Make sure you have your cuts ready.