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Ron Perlman (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) stars in a seemingly rare non-makeup-heavy role in Sons of Anarchy, a new FX series debuting in September. It’s an interesting-looking “family drama” set in the rough world of a motorcycle gang, a group disillusioned by the government and now surviving in its own self-contained society, with its own rules. Charlie Hunnam plays Jax Teller, whose love for this brotherhood begins to conflict with his growing concern over the club’s lawlessness, which includes such activities as arms dealing. Perlman plays Jax’s stepfather, who also has certain ideas for the direction of the club. Katey Sagal contributes to the strong cast as Jax’s mother, and this is a role in which you’ve never seen the often-comedic actress before, a hardened, life-worn yet strong woman.
Naturally, in a series about bikers, a certain degree of riding was required among the cast, most of whom had never ridden before, including Perlman. “I’m still in the process of learning how to ride,” says the actor, speaking this morning at the TCA tour. “It’s not going very well. But I have major medical. It’s terrifying, I’m not going to lie to you. Luckily, all of my mishaps have been little mishaps.”
It seems unlikely that Sons of Anarchy will be a misstep for FX, which can seem to do no wrong when it comes to original series, and which looks to have another powerful winner here.