Stephen King's Creepy SONS OF ANARCHY Cameo
Published: September 24, 2010 - 10:55am
The most critically acclaimed horror novelist of all time, Stephen King, made a surprise cameo on the third episode of the third season of Sons of Anarchy. Plus: series creator Kurt Sutter talks more about the show's content and main villain. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
When Stephen King showed up in the last episode of FX's Biker drama, Sons of Anarchy, it was one of the biggest surprises yet. King played a cleaner on the show and disposes of a dead body in the funniest cameo of the series' run thus far. Although King isn't regarded by most as a strong actor and is best suited hitting the paper, his role and screen time was actually very well done and played into the creepy aspects of his oddly dark yet humorous demeanor.
As for the rest of the season, series creator Kurt Sutter revealed the show's main villain and what to expect without giving too much away from what looks to be another incredibly tense run of episodes.
"There’s a couple. We have a couple dual storylines going in Charming and as well as in Belfast, but I guess if you had to pin it down to one specific adversary, I would say that it’s probably the Titus Welliver character, Jimmy O," said Sutter on who the main baddie will be throughout the season.
Sutter also answered what he would do with Sons of Anarchy if he was on pay television as opposed to FX, where he's limited in his edgy content.
"On pay cable, I’d probably have about at least 10 to 13 more minutes of story time, which is a big difference. As far as, obviously, language, I’d have a little bit more room. I’d have a little bit more room with violence and — although do you really want more room? — and sexual content," he said.
After writing for one of the most critically acclaimed shows in TV history, The Shield, Sutter also commented on his ability to create a setting where you can still be as edgy as possible without dropping the big 'F-bomb'.
"The interesting thing is after seven seasons on The Shield, I got used to living creatively in those parameters and being challenged by those parameters rather than feeling handcuffed to them. So I learned to have bad guys with bad attitudes and doing bad things and criminals and outlaws living in a world where the word “f***” doesn’t exist. But I don’t think, in any way, that has impacted creatively what I’ve been able to do on this show. So I don’t view that as a handicap, if that makes sense," he said.
Sons of Anarchy is currently in it's third season only on FX. You can catch the upcoming fourth episode next Tuesday, September 28th.