'Sons of Anarchy' gets 5th season on FX

Oct. 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network FX announced Monday it has ordered 13 episodes of its drama series "Sons of Anarchy" for a fifth season.

"Everyone at FX is very grateful to [showrunner] Kurt Sutter, his many writing, directing and producing collaborators and his masterful cast for making such a compelling and beautifully crafted show," FX President and General Manager John Landgraf said in a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter. "It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like 'Hamlet' into a wholly original television setting and to tell this complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience. The fans know how beautifully 'SOA' meets this challenge, and we thank them for their loyal and passionate viewership."

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal, the show is about an outlaw biker gang in California.

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