Kurt Sutter Teases ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6

SAMCRO gets a leadership overhaul as the club faces one of its most dangerous adversaries to date.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

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Last season on “Sons of Anarchy,” Jax Teller accomplished almost everything he set out to do as he got SAMCRO out of the gun and drug trade and set up his stepfather, Clay Morrow for a murder he didn’t commit.

Unfortunately, Jax’s machinations have alienated key members of the club and left his wife, Tara behind bars while facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

During the FX upfront, “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter told TVLine about several of the changes to come in the series, including the leadership of the club itself.

“There will be a new VP” in place [at the beginning of the season],“ offered Sutter. “And there will be a new sergeant-at-arms.”

Sutter also cited Donal Logue’s Lee Toric as a particularly formidable foe unlike any that SAMCRO has faced before.

“We sort of fluctuate, where one season the adversary will be in the outlaw world and other seasons it’ll be someone from the law enforcement world,” explained Sutter. “And the interesting thing about Donal’s character is he sort of falls in the middle. He’s law enforcement, but he’s ex-law enforcement. He’s probably the most dangerous adversary they’ve ever had in terms of his access to law enforcement information, yet he doesn’t necessarily have to follow all those rules.”

Sutter also teased two new characters, one of whom is “an old-school shot-caller that’s out of Stockton,” and the other is described as “a major female character who is ‘in sort of the escort world.’”

Closer to home, Sutter addressed the tension between Jax and Tara.

“You saw the beginning of the shift in that relationship at the end of last season, when Tara broke that news to Jax about wanting to get out with the boys,” related Sutter. “[Tara’s imprisonment] obviously has a big impact this season as far as where they are at emotionally. Can it be fixed? Does it bring them closer together? Or does it separate them more?”

“Sons of Anarchy” Season 6 will debut this fall on FX.