‘Sons of Anarchy’ Final Season Adds ‘Glee’ Star Lea Michele, Seriously
Just yesterday we were in southern California, listening to 'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter prepare Comic-Con 2014 attendees for the final ride of season 7, but it seems he left one major announcement off the table. Now, we've learned 'Glee' star Lea Michele will put in an appearance on the final season of FX's biker drama this fall, and no, we're not kidding.
Why Sutter declined to announce the news to fans at Comic-Con (after teasing it over Twitter) remain to be seen, but Michele herself tweeted out the new this afternoon, describing 'Sons of Anarchy' as her favorite series. We hesitated at first, given the recent round of 'Glee' hacks, but it seems Michele's casting is the real deal after all.
Per FX, Michele will appear in the October 14 installment as Gertie, a truck stop waitress and single mother who connects with Gemma (Katey Sagal) during a difficult time. Interestingly, Sagal herself has appeared on 'Glee' in the role of Artie (Kevin McHale)'s mother.
Elsewhere on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7, we know that the premiere will pick up 10 days removed from the finale with Jax in prison on parole violation, while series creator Kurt Sutter has confirmed the returns of Walton Goggins‘ Venus Van Dam, CCH Pounder’s DA Tyne Patterson, Peter Weller’s Charlie Barosky, and ‘Deadwood’ star Kim Dickens as Diosa madame Collette.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson will guest as an incarcerated white supremacist, while ‘The Bridge‘ star Annabeth Gish will act as the new Charming sheriff and Courtney Love has been given a “pivotal” role. Additionally, series stars Drea de Matteo, David Labrava and Niko Nicatera have been upped to series regulars for the final year.
We'd thought Courtney Love had been the weirdest casting yet, but what say you? You can read our full report on 'Sons of Anarchy' season 7 from Comic-Con 2014, and tell us what you want to see from the final year, premiering on September 9! Don't forget the new teaser below!