We may not have seen the last of Charlie Hunnam on a motorcycle. Kurt Sutter just teased fans about having flashbacks in Mayans MC that will feature characters from Sons of Anarchy. Sutter already confirmed one character’s return this fall, but what are the chances that Hunnam makes a surprise appearance as Jax Teller?
Last week, Sutter dropped a bombshell by revealing Mayans MC will feature some flashbacks in Season 1. This includes a surprise appearance by Katey Sagal, who will reprise her role as Jax’s mother, Gemma Teller Morrow this September. Sutter explained how the flashback takes place eight years ago in Stockton.
The memory is a tool to let fans know where the main character was at the time of the original series and how everything ties together.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 4, 2018
The flashbacks are also a way in which Sutter can bring back characters from Sons of Anarchy without it feeling forced. But just because we’ll get to see a few fan favorites return to action, Sutter doesn’t have plans on reviving all of the characters.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Sons of Anarchy creator doesn’t want to spend too much time in the Sons of Anarchy universe and wants to keep the shows separate.
“I don’t want to mess with that mythology,” Sutter shared. “That mythology can live in imagination. But flashbacks wouldn’t be stepping on what is happening now.”
Sutter did not say whether or not Hunnam will reprise his role for one of the flashbacks. He did, however, talk about the possibility of Hunnam returning as Jax. Sutter explained how he would only bring Jax back if it was an important part of the new story.
He does not want to incorporate old characters into the spin-off if they do not have a purpose. This includes Gemma, whose appearance has some kind of significance to the series later on.
— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) August 3, 2018
Even if Hunnam doesn’t return for Mayans MC, there will be another opportunity for him to reunite with Sutter in the form of a prequel.
In fact, Sutter still likes the idea of making a prequel to Sons of Anarchy that would only last 10 episodes. The prequel would focus on the original founding members of SAMCRO and could provide an opportunity for Charlie Hunnam’s return. Although nothing is officially in the works, Sutter hopes to get started on the prequel while Mayans MC is running.
Season 1 of Mayans MC premieres Sept. 4 on FX.