Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter. It follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California’s Central Valley. The show stars Charlie Hunnam as Jackson “Jax” Teller, initially the vice president of the club, who begins questioning the club and himself. Brotherhood, loyalty and redemption are constant themes.
Sons of Anarchy premiered on September 3, 2008, on cable network FX. The series’ third season attracted an average of 4.9 million viewers per week, making it FX’s highest rated series ever, surpassing FX’s other hits The Shield, Nip/Tuck and Rescue Me. The season 4 and 5 premieres were the two highest-rated telecasts in FX’s history.