Charlie Hunnam confirmed rumours he might be returning to Sons of Anarchy
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With Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C. bringing us a fifth and final season, fans are no doubt curious to see if there’s anything next for the franchise.
The original show – which followed a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club led by Charlie Hunnam’s Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller – came to an end in 2014 after seven successful series.
But as fans dried their tears, creator Kurt Sutter was busy working on something else and released a spin-off show two years later, this time following the Mayans Motorcycle Club, the group’s rivals-turned-allies.
However, this will also soon draw to a close, with the series renewed for a fifth and final season in July last year.
Naturally, many of us are now wondering what to expect for the last instalment and beyond, with various rumours focusing on the hope that Hunnam may, at some point, return.
A few months back, he actually responded to these claims, confirming that he may come back – but not necessarily in the way you might assume.
Speaking at Liverpool Comic Con in May last year, he told the audience: “There’s something in that universe that doesn’t involve Jax Teller, but does involve me that we’re sort of cooking up.
“But right now, it’s like we’re at the stage where the ingredients are just being measured out, they’re not even being mixed out in the bowl yet, and they’re definitely not in the oven.”
Hunnam also teased his potential return in October, hinting he could ‘possibly’ appear in a follow-up series.
While speaking to Access Hollywood, the actor said he could be slipping on the Sons’ biker jacket sometime soon.
He told the outlet: “I have an idea that I’m exploring in its infancy where that could be a possibility.
"It would be something that I would be incredibly excited about, so we’re sort of, like I said, in the infancy of exploring the viability of the idea.”
After Hunnam's time as Jax ended, he found the thought of having to play a different character pretty difficult - so much so, in fact, that he ended up sneaking back on to the set 'a lot'.
He told Glamour in 2017: "It was actually quite emotional for me, living and loving that guy for eight years, to have to finally put him to bed.
"I found myself going back to set a lot. I knew the security guards and for a couple of days said, ‘Oh, I forgot something’, so they’d let me onto the set, and I’d just walk around at night because I wanted to be in that environment and go through a personal process of saying goodbye.
"After a couple of nights I didn’t really need the alibi to get in, and then after a while I just said, ‘OK, enough, this is done’."
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