Charlie Hunnam played the role of Jax Teller in the FX series “Sons of Anarchy” for seven seasons. Fans couldn’t get enough of the grungy, violent leader of SAMCRO. They loved seeing how far he would go to protect his own family and club.
Since the end of Sons, fans have been hoping to see the actor as a lead in another series. That hasn’t happened yet. But an actor who looks very similar to Hunnam was the main actor of “Vikings” on the History Channel.
Vikings” and “Sons of Anarchy” have a lot in common.
Sons of Anarchy” is a drama about a second-generation motorcycle club leader who is constantly looking for better economic opportunities for his people. At the same time, he has to contend with those who want to maintain the status quo. Along the way, a lot of people have to die.
The scripted drama Vikings has a lot of similarities with Sons of Anarchy. In fact, it almost feels like a prequel. In Vikings, Travis Fimmel plays the role of Ragnar Lothbrok, a farmer turned warrior who finds himself on a very similar quest to Jax Teller.
Apart from the fact that the series have similar premises, Fimmel and Hunnam look very similar. But the similarities between the Sons and the Vikings don’t end there.
Both series have strong female characters
The Philadelphia Inquirer points out that both Sons of Anarchy and Vikings feature anti-heroes and “strong female characters.” From Gemma Teller Morrow (Katey Sagal) to Tara Knowles (Maggie Siff), these women love the SAMCRO men and aren’t afraid to fight alongside them. In Vikings, there’s Ragnar’s warrior wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and his sister-in-law Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig).
Both series feature groups that often operate outside the law. At the same time, both groups have complicated internal politics that are surprisingly democratic.
The theme of religion in a violent world also appears in both shows. And, there’s an actor – Donal Logue – who played Lee Toric in “Sons” and King Horik in “Vikings.”
No, the “Sons of Anarchy” star is not appearing in “Vikings”
Sons of Anarchy fans love Jax Teller’s long blond hair, angular bone structure and cheeky grin. Not to mention his confidence and willingness to fight for his family. Those who are swooning over Hunnam’s Jax Teller should take a look at Fimmel’s Ragnar Lothbrok.
Fimmel is an Australian model turned actor who played Ragnar on Vikings for four seasons and 45 episodes.
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The series told “the extraordinary and savage world of the powerful Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during the Middle Ages.” Now Fimmel is the star of HBO’s sci-fi drama “Raised By Wolves.”
Travis Fimmel stars in new film ‘Here Are the young Men’
Fimmel not only stars in TV series, but also in movies. The trailer for his latest film – the Irish thriller Here Are the young Men – hit theaters in March 2021. Fimmel stars alongside ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ star Anya Taylor-Joy.
The coming-of-age thriller is set in 2003 during the last summer after high school graduation. It tells the story of a Dublin teenager who falls into an alcohol and drug spiral after graduating from high school. Early reviews have compared the film to the indie hit Trainspotting, starring Ewan McGregor and Johnny Lee Miller. Here Are the Young Men will be released on digital platforms on April 30.
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As for Hunnam, he has mostly taken on film roles since his time on “Sons of Anarchy.” His starring roles include The Gentleman, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Lost City of Z and Jungleland.
But fans on social media want to know exactly what role Hunnam should play next. They would love to see the actor succeed Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. In a recent Twitter poll, fans overwhelmingly chose Hunnam as their favorite non-MCU actor they’d like to see in a Marvel Studios project.
“Hear me out: Charlie Hunnam as Wolverine,” wrote one fan among the numerous comments. Another added, “The way Hugh has embodied this role, it’s hard to imagine another actor playing Wolverine, but Charlie Hunnam seems like a good fit or maybe the guy who played Ragnar in Vikings.”