SONS OF ANARCHY fans rejoice… JIMMY SMITS has been confirmed to be a regular cast member for the upcoming Season 6. This is fantastic news, as his character Nero Padilla was probably the best addition to the cast in a few seasons.
Donal Logue is also confirmed to return, which I felt to be a much more obvious announcement due to his giant cache of weaponry that season 5 never addressed. Now we can only hope that WALTON GOGGINS makes another brief appearance as the downright hilarious crossdressing hooker from last season.
In other SOA-related news in the KURT SUTTER department, Sutter has been busy developing another show for FX called LUCAS STAND which has been described as an action/horror show about a demon-hunting ex-spec-ops time traveler. He’s teaming up with the executive producer of HELL ON WHEELS, JOHN SHIBAN. Add this to the comedy show DIVA. CLOWN. KILLER. potentially starring his wife KATY SAGAL (Jemma in SOA), and Mr. Sutter is going to be a pretty busy guy for a while.
No complaints from me, though… SONS OF ANARCHY still reigns as one of the best shows on television. LUCAS STAND sounds like a fantastic idea, especially with how edgy FX likes to get with their content. Cross your fingers for a pilot order soon!