‘Sons of Anarchy’ Picked Up for Fifth Season

'Sons of Anarchy' (Photo: FX)

'Sons of Anarchy' (Photo: FX)

FX has renewed its outlaw biker drama “Sons of Anarchy” for a fifth season, the network announced Monday, with 13 new episodes on order.

“Everyone at FX is very grateful to Kurt Sutter, his many writing, directing and producing collaborators and his masterful cast for making such a compelling and beautifully crafted show,” FX President Jon Landgraf says in a statement. “It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like Hamlet into a wholly original television setting and to tell this complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience.”

The top scripted drama on basic cable, “SOA” averages 5.8 million viewers and a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demo for Season 4, currently airing on FX. The series, from creator Kurt Sutter, stars Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, and Charlie Hunnam.

“Sons of Anarchy” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.

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