Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller on 'Sons of Anarchy'. Photo Courtesy FX

Lawlessness will ride in Charming for the foreseeable future as cable network FX has officially given the green light to ‘Sons of Anarchy’ through Season 6. The news, which was made official Friday, comes as a bit of an imprudent formality since the show’s creator, Kurt Sutter, already inked a deal with the network through a seventh season back in January.

At the end of the fourth season, the show, which is the network’s highest-rated drama, finally saw young Jax Teller take over as the President of SAMCRO, succeeding his aging step-father, Clay. The fifth season will air on the FOX subsidiary in the fall, most likely premiering in September.

The advance green-lighting will allow Kurt Sutter and the writers to map out a more intricate plot line, knowing that they officially now have at least two seasons to work with. One could even expect that this leeway could result in a colossal cliffhanger at the end of the upcoming season a la the kidnapping of Abel, Jax’s child, at the end of Season Two.

Kurt Sutter has always said from the beginning that he envisioned ‘Sons of Anarchy’ running for a total of seven seasons, meaning that the series, as a whole, is just a little more than halfway over. However, Sutter continues to leave open the possibility of the show running longer if he feels there are more story lines to explore.

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