FX's original series, Sons of Anarchy, is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that - Charming.
The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers.
Behind the MC's familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. The seduction of money, power and blood.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller (Charlie Hunnam) is the MC's vice-president, whose loyalty to the club is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness; Gemma Teller Morrow (Katey Sagal) is Jax's force-of-nature mother; and Clarence 'Clay' Morrow (Ron Perlman) is Jax's stepfather and MC president.
The triangle of Mother, Son and Stepfather will ultimately reveal the dark secrets in this family's past and the lengths they will go to protect their sins.
This season Jax and the club deal with the fallout from Donna's death, bringing internal tensions to an all-time high while a new enemy takes root in Charming.
LOAN, or League of American Nationalists, is a white separatist organisation headed by Ethan Zobelle (Adam Arkin) with help from his lieutenant, AJ Weston (Henry Rollins).
Zobelle, who opens a cigar shop on Main Street intent on ingratiating himself with the community and forcing SAMCRO out.
Sons of Anarchy was created by Kurt Sutter, who also serves as executive producer along with John Linson & Art Linson. Allen Coulter and Michael Dinner directed the pilot episode.
Sons of Anarchy is a co-production of FX Productions and FOX 21, Twentieth Century Fox Television's alternative production arm.