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Ron Perlman has nabbed the starring role in the FX upcoming series

Sons of Anarchy. He'll play the leader of an outlaw motorcycle club whose mission is to protect their California town from drug dealers and business developers. He's also the stepfather of central character Jax Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam). Perlman's role initially went to Scott Glenn for the show's pilot, but producers opted for Perlman to achieve a more darkly comedic feel. Katey Sagal and Sopranos alum Drea de Matteo have also signed onto the show. - J.R. Whalen Related: " FX Orders 13 Weeks of Anarchy from Shield Scribe