Sons of Anarchy is an American television drama series created by Kurt Sutter about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in the Central Valley of Northern California. The show centers on protagonist Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the then-Vice President of the club who begins questioning the club and himself.
Season 5 is currently in production and will premiere on September 11, 2012. On Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy YouTube channel Sutterinksoa, he has stated that he has begun writing scripts for episodes one and two for season five as of March 1, 2012. It was announced that Chuck Zito would be joining the cast of Sons as a nomad traveling through Charming. Another announced cast addition for season five is Jimmy Smits. Smits, known for his work in L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing and Dexter will play a Latino gang leader and a mentor to Jax. The premiere episode is titled “Sovereign”. Harold Perrineau joined the cast in May as the villain Damon Pope.