Sons of Anarchy is one of the most popular television dramas to air in recent years. The show has received numerous nominations, awards, and has received consistently steady ratings despite its lengthy season run. Although Sons of Anarchy has entered its seventh—and now, final—season, there are still plenty of surprising facts and tidbits that even diehard fans of the show may find surprising. Let’s take a look at some interesting and often surprising trivia about Sons of Anarchy!
Actress Katey Sagal and creator Kurt Sutter are married
Katey Sagal, who plays Gemma in the show, is actually the wife of the show’s creator Kurt Sutter. The couple have been married since October of 2004, and recently celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary.
Sutter’s personal fear was worked into the show
One of the most unique aspects about the character of Tigs is his fear of dolls, which is definitely considered strange to many of the show’s characters. However, the fear of dolls (which is actually called pediophobia) is something that the show’s creator, Kurt Suffer, actually suffers from.
Someone else was meant to be Clay
The original pilot episode for the show was shot with Scott Glenn in the role of Clay Marrow. Glenn is known for his roles in films like the Jason Bourne film series, W., and Training day. However, shortly after the pilot was shot, the creative team behind the show decided that they wanted to change the direction of Clay’s character; because of this change, Glenn no longer fit the creative vision for the character, and he was removed from the project. Ron Perlman was cast as Clay Morrow and the entire pilot was reshot with him in the role.
Katey Segal is a singer
Actress Katey Sagal is also a singer with an extensive repertoire–a repertoire which has actually been featured in the show. In a 2012 interview, Katey Sagal revealed that every season of the show has included at least one of her songs. She did not reveal which songs were used or which particular episodes her music was featured in, however.
Kurt Sutter plans to release a book about the show very soon
The final episode of Sons of Anarchy is currently slated to air on December 9th, 2014. Kurt Sutter has revealed that not only has he written a book about the show, but that he plans to publish it on December 10th, 2014. Go to this website to find entertainment opportunities in your area.