Channel 5 has dropped FX’s biker drama Sons of Anarchy and the show’s sixth season will now receive its UK premiere on a number of digital platforms via 20th Century Fox’s Digital HD programme ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray releases this September.
Sons Of Anarchy has previously premiered in the UK on Channel 5’s digi-net 5USA, who aired seasons three though five between 2011 and 2013. Representatives of Channel 5 have confirmed to TVWise that they have decided not to pick up the UK rights to season six. That being the case, 20th Century Fox has decided to release the sixth season direct to consumers, just as Sony did when Breaking Bad lost its UK broadcaster.
Sons of Anarchy season six is now available in the UK for the first time via 20th Century Fox’s Digital HD, which gives consumers early access to titles weeks before they are released on DVD and Blu-ray. As part of this programme, episodes from season six can be purchased from numerous digital platforms including Amazon UK and Blinkbox. The DVD and BD boxsets of Sons of Anarchy season six are due for wide release on Monday September 1st.
Created by Kurt Sutter, Sons of Anarchy follows the daily lives of the SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original) biker gang. The drama series, which has been renewed for a sixth season, is produced by FX Productions, 20th Century Fox Television & Sutter Ink and stars Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Jr, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Maggie Siff, Jimmy Smits and Ron Perlman.
In the show’s sixth season, Jax, having framed Clay for the murder of Damon Pope, finds his leadership uncontested, but his family life suffering from his single-minded pursuit of John Teller’s vision. Jax must find a way to keep Tara from going to prison for conspiracy to commit murder while rebuilding his club and breaking from the cycle of violence and greed that ultimately led to his best friend’s death.