'Sons of Anarchy' prequel news: Story to focus on John Teller's backstory or their rivals, Mayans MC?


Despite the lack of updates for the much-awaited “Sons of Anarchy” prequel, fans continue to hope for the project to come to fruition.

The original bikers’ drama led by Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller successfully wrapped up back in 2014 and creator Kurt Sutter confirmed in a previous interview with Deadline that they were planning to have more stories set in the franchise’s world. He stated that the new arc will focus on John Teller and Piney’s return from the Vietnam War with the drama tackling the start of their friendship. The new series is expected to have 10 to 12 episodes.

However, the production team remains mum about the details of the show which is apparently under the working title “The First 9.”

Movie Pilot shared a presumed script of the pilot episode which features John Teller’s introduction in 1966 when he was only 25 years old. The alleged screenplay seems to focus on Teller’s stint as the leader of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club in Redwood. Fellow bikers such as Clay, Piney and six more follow him. This added to the assumption that the so-called First 9 may refer to them as the initial team that founded the club.

But there are also theories that Sutter might go into a different direction with the prequel. Some believe that he may be looking for Latino actors to play the main roles in the story which will then become a spin-off. Instead of highlighting the beginning of Sons Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (SAMCRO), the narrative may showcase their rivals named Mayans MC.

Since there is no official statement yet, available information about the “Sons of Anarchy” prequel should be taken with a grain of salt.

Hunnam recently gave a shout-out to Sutter to invite him to participate in the 22-day challenge of doing 22 push-ups to raise awareness about veterans who committed suicide. The latter gracefully accepted the challenge and posted a video on his Twitter, saying, “I’m old and fat, curb your judgement. Hunnam’s #22PushupChallenge DAY 1! @richroll challenged! I love you Charlie!”