Never judge a book by its cover.
Sons of Anarchy's Season 5 premiere proved that old adage once again with the introduction of gangster Damon Pope (Lost's Harold Perrineau). Unlike his crew, the One-Niners, Pope is a well-dressed businessman who could seemingly never be mistaken as an outlaw or a thug.
Sons of Anarchy: What kind of leader will Jax become?
"I always envisioned this guy as being [the] kind of guy who has sort of risen above the street and has learned to carry himself in the community," creator Kurt Sutter tells TVGuide.com...
"Heavy is the head that wears the crown," goes the old saying. And as Jax Teller, antihero of FX's Sons of Anarchy and new president of the titular motorcycle club, will discover this season, it's heavier still with two new influences whispering in his ears.
Fresh off its most watched season, the oft-described Hamlet-on-Harleys will likely get another boost from Dexter/NYPD Blue vet Jimmy Smits and Lost/Oz alum Harold Perrineau, who both join for lengthy stints in Season 5 as a dubious ally and a formidable enemy, respectively.
Derek Anthony and Harold Perrineau
Harold Perrineau is getting in touch with his meaner side this season on Sons of Anarchy. The season opener (Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10/9c, FX) will find the former Oz and Lost actor playing Damon Pope, a dangerous adversary for the club — understandable, given that SAMCRO was responsible for the death of his daughter last season. Perrineau spoke with TV Guide Magazine about the perils of crossing his SOA character and still being "That Guy From Lost."
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has signed a deal to develop a half-hour comedy for FX, the network announced on Thursday.
The project, Diva. Clown. Killer., is dark comedy that tells the story about a has-been '80s rock star, her son who works as a party clown, and an assassin. Sutter will executive- produce along with his wife and Sons of Anarchy actress Katey Sagal and Belle Zwerdling.
After four seasons of gravel-voiced domination, the reign of King Clay has come to an end on Sons of Anarchy. When the series starts its fifth season on Tuesday, Sept. 11 (10/9c, FX), stepson Jax (Charlie Hunnam) will be at the head of the SAMCRO table, though Clay will still be prowling the sidelines. Ron Perlman, who plays the dangerous, power-hungry Clay, talked with TV Guide Magazine about what to expect from the dethroned Clay this season (and why he's not on Twitter).
Now that Jax has taken over as president of SAMCRO, the Sons of Anarchy antihero has finally fulfilled his destiny by following in his father's — and stepfather's — footsteps. Will Jax (Charlie Hunnam) go the route of John Teller, who died in servitude of the club, or Clay (Ron Perlman), who lost his way and ultimately became the enemy of the club? Either path Jax takes, one thing is for certain: "There is no show without Jax."
That's what creator Kurt Sutter expressed to reporters at FX's Television Critics Association fall TV previews Saturday. Going into the fifth season, Sutter said he's already planning for the end.
There's a new face at the head of the table this season on Sons of Anarchy.
After Clay (Ron Perlman) killed Piney (William Lucking), put a hit out on Tara (Maggie Siff) and beat his wife Gemma (Katey Sagal) to a bloody pulp in an effort to protect his secrets, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) ousted his stepfather from the president's seat. But it's going to be far from a cushy job.
Sons of Anarchy boss on Season 4 Finale: Clay suffered a "fate worse than death"
Jax has the immediate threat of retaliation from Damon Pope (guest star Harold Perrineau), whose daughter was accidentally killed...
Alex O'Loughlin, Ellen Pompeo, Stana Katic
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Wilfred will kick off the network's Con coverage with a panel on...