Sons of Anarchy's Ron Perlman Talks Clay's Undoing

After four seasons of gravel-voiced domination, the reign of King Clay has come to an end on Sons of Anarchy . When the series starts its fifth season on Tuesday, Sept. 11 (10/9c, FX), stepson Jax ( Charlie Hunnam ) will be at the head of the SAMCRO table, though Clay will still be prowling the sidelines. Ron Perlman , who plays the dangerous, power-hungry Clay, talked with TV Guide Magazine about what to expect from the dethroned Clay this season (and why he's not on Twitter).

FX Sets Return Dates for 'American Horror Story,' 'Sons of Anarchy'

The cable network has also scheduled fall premiere dates for "It's Always Sunny," "The League" and "BrandX."

Countdown to Sons of Anarchy Part One - "Sovereign"

In exactly one week Sons of Anarchy will kick off its fifth season on FX, and to help prepare you for the return of one of television's best Dramas, ever, TVOvermind will be running a series of articles offering a spoiler lite look into the themes, plot, and characters of what I feel will be the best season ever of SOA.  Let's start with a single word:  "Sovereign". The word "Sovereign" is not only the title of the Sons of Anarchy season 5 premiere, it also seems to pack quite a bit of weight thematically in an overall sense.  On its own the word means a ruler or authority figure, or a group that possesses the power.  I'm sure in a superficial sense this is exactly what SOA creator and Executive Producer Kurt Sutter is referring to overtly, with the top layer being Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) ascent to the head of the table, and in the developing story-lines with Sons of Anarchy 's new characters like Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau) and Nero (Jimmy Smits), each symbolizing very different takes on how Sovereignty can be wielded. How different? Well, let's just say that Damon Pope's method of distributing power has to be seen to be appreciated. Read More...

'Sons of Anarchy' Season 5 pictures: Jax at the head of the table

The fifth-season premiere of "Sons of Anarchy" will introduce SAMCRO's new adversary, but there's also a lot of unresolved tension within the club in the wake of last season's events.Season 5 picks up a couple weeks after Opie (Ryan Hurst) shot Clay (Ron Perlman) and set off a realignment of the power. Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is now the president -- you can see the patch on his vest -- but the old adage "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown" definitely applies here.The photos FX has released from the episode are mostly tight closeups of SAMCRO members sitting around the table, but there are also a couple shots of Harold Perrineau ("Lost") as Damon Pope, a well-dressed Oakland gangster who has it out for the club after Tig (Kim Coates) inadvertently killed Pope's daughter at the end of last season.Speaking of Tig, this shot suggests he's pretty aware of the turmoil surrounding the club.Clay,...

'Sons of Anarchy' cast rides for a good cause led by Theo Rossi and Kim Coates

Zap2it caught up with the cast of"Sons of Anarchy" at the Boot Campaign's Boot Ride and Rally Sunday (Aug. 26) -- a fundraising event in support of the Boot Campaign's charity work for returning American soldiers.The event consisted of an organized bike ride from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles led by Theo Rossi and Kim Coates, and was followed by a rally with the show's cast, loyal fans, and charity supporters.Ron Perlman explained that the Boot Campaign "builds awareness for our boys who go out and sacrifice everything for us. This is a phenomenal opportunity for us to show our gratitude." Perlman, who isn't exactly known for his motorcycle riding skills despite the character he portrays on the show, chose to join the Boot Ride on four wheels instead. Costar David LaBrava spilled some of the details. "We all met at Charlie's, and we rode there zipping along. And then you ride with a whole pack of people who...

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.