Sons of Anarchy, Ron Perlman

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According to Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, friends tell him that FX's headbanging outlaw motorcycle club series is the talk of the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, which is going on right now, so this item goes out to all those riders up in S.D. Cheers to you.

For the rest of you, who aren't yet in love with this show, you can just go back to your CSI: NY reruns and get the TV you deserve.

Everybody who is smart or cool enough to give a damn, click in for scoop on SOA from the cast and producers at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.:

• Kurt Sutter has more or less a seven-season plan in mind for Sons of Anarchy, assuming that the largess of FX allows him to go on that long.

The events of the season premiere will send one character on an unexpected spiritual journey.

Per Kurt Sutter, Opie (Ryan Hurst) is "a guy who needs a task," and he'll actually recommit himself to Clay this season, which plays into Jax's arc this season.

• Maggie Siff revealed that high school acquaintances/friends Opie and Tara finally share a scene this season.

• Ron Perlman has finally mastered motorcycle riding and during one episode, which is largely set on the road, he was able to be in every single shot.

Big Otto (the imprisoned club member played by Kurt Sutter) will appear several times this season.

Tara and Gemma (Katey Sagal) will be drawing closer this season, but oddly enough, Jax and Gemma haven't had many scenes together this season.

Regarding the new white supremacist separatist character, Adam Arkin declares he is the "conceptual artist" in charge of violence; Henry Rollins does the actual skull crushing. Rollins promises that punches will not be pulled—you will see the aggression onscreen, live and bloody.

Rollins says that his character's, A.J. Weston, only redeeming quality is that he loves his children.

Sons of Anarchy season two premieres Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. on FX.

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