Video: "Sons of Anarchy" - Before the Anarchy: Peek at Season 5

Check out the latest look at the new season, premiering Tuesday, September 11.

Sons of Anarchy Teasers: Season 5 Footage, Character Previews

FX is really helping fans gear up for Sons of Anarchy Season 5 . The network has released a number of promotional videos for the September 11 premiere, the most recent focusing on new characters portrayed by recurring guest stars Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau. But let's take a few moments and catch back up with the show's main players, shall we? How will Jax Teller respond to his position as SAMCO President? This trailer gives us an idea:

New Sons of Anarchy Trailer: Familar Faces, New Roles

FX has released a new promo for Sons of Anarchy Season 5 . But while the first official trailer for this incredible drama mostly focused on the impending showdown between Jax and Clay , the latest teaser gives us a longer look at a few recurring characters. There's Jimmy Smits as Nero, the biker who will strike up an unexpected friendship with Jax. There's Harold Perrineau as Damon Pope, whose daughter Tig ran over to close out Sons of Anarchy Season 4 . There's also Drea de Matteo, who returns as Wendy and who will continue to cause problems for Jax and Tara when it comes to custody of her son. Watch the video now and circle the September 11 premiere date on your calendar.

Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Preview: What's the Play?

FX has released the first trailer for Sons of Anarchy Season 5 that depicts new footage from upcoming episode. The teaser highlights a showdown between the past and the present, as Jax asks an Oxygen-using Clay what is play is at this point. I have none , the ex-President counters, before asking his stepson what's on his agenda. Cut to various actions scenes, none of which reveal a lot about what's to come - but all of which get us excited for the premiere in September 11. Watch the latest promo now:

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Ron Perlman Tackles Role as Jewish Drug Smuggler in 'Kid Cannabis'

'Sons of Anarchy' star Ron Perlman has joined the cast of "Kid Cannabis," an indie film about a pair of Idaho teens smuggling weed from British Columbia into the United States, the actor told TheWrap. The film, which stars Kenny Wormald and Jonathan Daniel Brown, is based on real-life characters, as profiled in Rolling Stone. John Stockwell wrote the script and is directing. Perlman, who recently shot his scenes, plays an Israeli-American businessman with a clandestine criminal side.

Kurt Sutter Issues Sons of Anarchy Season Premiere Challenge

The Sons of Anarchy Season 5 challenge is on. Kurt Sutter has posted a new blog entry in which he tells fans of his show to tune in for the September 11 premiere . If the ratings for this opener exceed the first Season 4 episode by any percentage points at all, Sutter will randomly select four U.S. Twitter followers and fly them to Los Angeles to watch a subsequent episode with the Sons of Anarchy cast and crew. He'll also award four international followers with swag baskets.

'Sons of Anarchy': Joel McHale Gets Up Close and Personal With the Gang (Exclusive Photo)

The "Community" star joins the FX show as a con man in season five.

Video - Sons of Anarchy Before The Anarchy 5.04: The Bikes

Finally, The Bikes.  It is ALL about The Bikes.  FX Has released another look behind the scenes of Sons of Anarchy , which premieres September 11, 2012 at 10:00 PM ET/PT only on FX, and this time it focuses entirely on the bikes.  Oh, you thought those were just props they pulled off some studio lot somewhere?  Nope, turns out those bikes are the real thing, including some bitching limited editions. Ride on!  And don't forget, you could watch Sons of Anarchy with Kurt in the crew if you aren't afraid to let your fan hang down.  More on that in this little Sons of Anarchy piece. Read More...

Ashley Tisdale on Sons of Anarchy: First Look!

Yes, a former High School Musical star really will be riding with the men of SAMCRO this fall. Ashley Tisdale will appear on two Sons of Anarchy Season 5 episodes as an escort who somehow gets involved with Jax. Just how involved? Charlie Hunnam wouldn't specifically say in our exclusive Comic-Con interview with the star, although he did have a funny story to tell regarding the actress. Tisdale's exact role isn't made much clearer in the following photo, but this is still our first look at the her in a rather unexpected role:

Sons of Anarchy Cast and Creator Spill Season 5 Secrets, Scoop

Coming off a revealing panel at Comic-Con , along with a series of exclusive interviews with TV Fanatic , the cast and creator of Sons of Anarchy stopped by the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday. What can we expect from Sons of Anarchy Season 5 ? Let's explore, character by character, shall we?   Sons of Anarchy Preview: Sister... JAX isn't going anywhere. For a long while, says Kurt Sutter, who told reporters SOA will "definitely include Jax and perhaps Gemma and Clay" going forward, adding: "I don't think the show continues without Jax because it's his journey." CLAY will be "the same guy, but dealing with a totally different set of circumstances,” said star Ron Perlman. We know Season 5 action will pick up six weeks after event that concluded Season 4 and that Clay will be on Oxygen. DAMON POPE : Played by Harold Perrineau and seeking vengeance against Tig for killing his daughter, Sutter said this character might not be the bad ass gangster fans are expecting: "Pope [is] a guy who had come out of the streets and really changed the perception of who he was... I knew I wanted an actor who could play all those levels; that you would believe him in a suit and tie standing in front of a City Council meeting and at the same time, someone who had the depth and the ability to turn dark." TIG : We'll likely meet his daughters, Fawn and Dawn, both of whom could be in trouble. NERO PADILLA : Played by Jimmy Smits and described as someone Sutter had been "thinking of for a couple seasons." He went on: "We landed on the idea of Nero being a guy who was an outlaw but from a different environment and a guy that was a little bit more of an older brother or potentially a mentor figure" to Jax. GEMMA : Will hook up with Nero, as Katey Sagal says her outcast biker mama will see him as a "kindred spirit" during a time when she feels very lost. "Gemma lost all the things that really mattered to her. Her marriage is falling apart, her son has now gone to the head of the table, which she always wanted, but her daughter-in-law is giving her problems, not necessarily including her. So she's falling apart through most of this journey." Sons of Anarchy returns with new episodes on Tuesday, September 11.