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'Sons of Anarchy' Season 4 Trailer: New Tensions and a Town Transformed (VIDEO)

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 30th 2011 1:35PM
The Sept. 6 season premiere of FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' is an exercise in intriguing contradictions.

As the members of the biker club emerge from 14 months in prison, there are lots of changes in the club's home town of Charming, but fans who watch the 90-minute episode will see a lot of familiar elements on display as well.

There's a new sheriff in town (Rockmond Dunbar), a man who would be quite happy to put the club behind bars again, and, as you can see in the clip below, there's also a new alliance with Danny Trejo's character, a representative for a Mexican cartel.

I'll post a full review of the first three episodes of the new season early next week, but I can say that after season 3's ups and downs, which included the Sons' trip to Belfast, things definitely appear to be centered on the 'SOA' clubhouse in Charming again. The solid season opener has made me very intrigued to see where things go next for Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Tara (Maggie Siff), Clay (Ron Perlman), Gemma (Katey Sagal) and the rest of the Reaper Crew -- all of whom may well have differing agendas as the season plays out.

As Perlman said at a press gathering in July, "Charming has changed rather dramatically. Dayton Callie, who plays Sheriff Unser, has been retired. ...We come to meet [the new sheriff] very early on and come to dislike [him] very quickly thereafter. We have a new mayor, Jacob Hale, who is determined to change the sort of spiritual, socioeconomic makeup of the town. So we come out to a transformed environment to a place where they've tried to scapegoat the club and say the Sons of Anarchy are responsible for all the ills that you've ever experienced in Charming. And we've got our work cut out for us, because the town has always been something that was partially in our own image of what .. we found tolerable about a decent, mom-and-pop, rural American place."

All the outsiders who want to take down the club, including a new U.S. Attorney who has the Sons directly in his sights, will ratchet up the pressures on the men and women of SAMCRO even further, creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter told reporters at the same media gathering.

"I think the idea always is to use those external pressures to... incubate what's going on inside the club," Sutter said. "When you have these dynamics set up as we set up this season -- with the Russians in the premiere and then ultimately with the Mexicans -- there's all these internal conflicts going on. And then, when you add the external pressure of a new sheriff, for me, it's always about using those external things just to torque up and create more tension" within the club.

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Weckmoo Mason

OK now thats what I am talking about dude. Wow.


August 31 2011 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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