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Sons of Anarchy rode out on top: Tuesday’s seventh season and series finale was seen by 6.4 million viewers — an all-time record for the show, just barely edging out the seventh season premiere.
Among adults 18-49, the 113-minute episode had a big 3.3 rating. That nearly tied CBS’ top-rated annual presentation of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (somehow we suspect the SAMCRO guys would be amused by that).
EW’s coverage of the symbolism-soaked and divisive finale is legion: There’s Mandi Bierly’s recap, Dalton Ross’ take, an executive producer interview and a look at the season’s key moments. READ FULL STORY
[SPOILER ALERT: Read only if you have watched the series finale of Sons of Anarchy.] READ FULL STORY
A major actress from Sons of Anarchy has found her next gig: Maggie Siff, who played Tara Knowles-Teller for six seasons on the FX hit drama, has joined the cast of Showtime’s promising drama pilot Billions, EW can exclusively report.
Billions stars award winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as major financial world operatives on a collision course. Giamatti plays a hard-charging U.S. Attorney and Lewis is a ambitious hedge fund king. Neil Burger (Limitless) has signed on to direct the pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015, and its written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Siff will play Wendy Rhoades, the wife of Giamatti’s character. “After graduating at the top of her medical school class and training as a psychiatrist, she is now a highly in demand performance coach who works with some of the most powerful and influential figures in the world of high finance.”
The casting marks Siff’s first role since her run on SoA. She previously had an arc on AMC’s Mad Men and will appear in the upcoming feature film The Fifth Wave opposite Chloe Moretz.
Showtime is locking down its pilot casts, having earlier today announced the cast for its rock tour comedy series Roadies.
Still understandably unhappy about some fans receiving copies of the Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition book a week early (and leaking series finale spoilers), SOA creator Kurt Sutter has announced that he will still take part in Anarchy Afterword, which airs immediately following the Dec. 9 series finale on FX. Charlie Hunnam and other members of the cast will join him. He tweeted: READ FULL STORY
UPDATE 6:25 PM: The book’s publisher, Time Home Entertainment, Inc., has released the following statement: “As the publisher, we have a very strict embargo in place for the on-sale date of Wednesday, December 10, 2014. We have learned that a wholesaler has broken the embargo and released a limited quantity of books in advance of the on-sale date. While extremely disappointed, we are very proud of the book, which is a wonderful tribute to the show.”
Warning: Any fans who’ve already received their copy of Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition, do not read it until after the Dec. 9 series finale.
Creator Kurt Sutter took to Twitter on Dec. 5 to apologize to fans after hearing that “some distributors and book outlets” had sent out the book—which contains details about the final episode—a week early. It was supposed to be released Dec. 10, the day after Sons rides off into the sunset. Read Sutter’s appropriately colorful, angry, and disappointed statement below.
He asks that fans not share their opinions on the series’ ending on social media, which would spoil the experience for others.
As Sons of Anarchy fans continue to debate whether they love or hate Jax (Charlie Hunnam) after the series’ penultimate episode, there’s one character, Nero (Jimmy Smits), who most folks believe deserves to make it out of Charming alive. At the end of “Red Rose,” viewers saw Nero sitting on Gemma’s bed sobbing: No news from Unser (Dayton Callie), whom Nero had sent to Oregon to intercept Gemma (Katey Sagal) before Jax could put a bullet in her, was bad news. “I think there’s pain, there’s guilt, there’s remorse. ‘Did you do the right thing?'” Smits told reporters during a conference call. “I’m sure the scenes afterward that aren’t written, or maybe you won’t get to see in between the episodes, are full of maybe anger and trying to grapple with what’s the next move. You gotta remember with all of these people, there’s this bubbling kind of how do they deal with the feeling of betrayal, and how [do] they try to go about exacting, one might term it, vengeance or making things right for them or their point of view.” READ FULL STORY
Sons of Anarchy fans are in mourning after the events of Dec. 2’s penultimate episode, “Red Rose.” EW asked executive producer Paris Barclay, who says it’s his all-time favorite episode that he’s directed, to take us inside the most memorable scenes. READ FULL STORY
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Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has called the Dec. 2 episode, “Red Rose,” the best of the season. Co-executive producer Charles Murray, who co-wrote it with Sutter, phoned into EW Radio the morning after it aired to discuss the big twists. Listen to a clip below. The highlights: READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert: At the start of the season, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter said Wayne Unser (Dayton Callie) would be the glue that holds the final ride together. He wasn’t lying.
The Dec. 2 penultimate episode ended with Unser stuck between Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Jax (Charlie Hunnam). When did Callie learn Unser would pull his gun on Jax, refuse to leave when Jax asked him to, and ultimately take a bullet in the chest? That’s just the first surprising answer in our lighthearted chat below. His good-humored, expletive-filled rant on fans questioning Unser’s love of Gemma, investigation of Tara’s murder, and life expectancy is not to be missed. Also, he originally auditioned for the role of Darby. READ FULL STORY
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