Brace Yourselves ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Fans, Bad Ass Damon Pope Has Been Cast

by Ernie Estrella on May 18, 2012 · 14 comments

in Casting, Lost, Sons of Anarchy

Beware of SPOILERS if you haven’t caught up on Sons of Anarchy, but I have some exciting news to share. There are casting news and then there are Sons of Anarchy casting news, and perhaps none as big as the crucial role of ex-drug lord Damon Pope. In the Season 4 finale, we saw Pope’s daughter murdered by Tig and that act of violence is sure to wreak havoc for Jax and SAMCRO for Season 5.

On May 12, creator Kurt Sutter tweeted this out to his fans:

“we have our damon pope. that news will break soon. couldn’t be more thrilled with the choice. top notch actor. and a very unique choice.”

At long last that man has been revealed as…

Harold Perrineau

harold perrineau soa You’ve seen him wheeled around the prisons of HBO’s Oz as Agustus, and you’ve seen him yell, “WALT!” all over the island of Lost. Perrineau is so cool his voice kicked ass in the Marvel Anime: Blade series as the baddest vampire slayer in the Marvel Universe. And how could anyone forget his Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet? TV Line broke the news earlier today.

We’re extremely pleased with the casting as Perrineau has a wide range of acting prowess and is a truly unique choice to enter the world of SAMCRO. He’ll be joining Jimmy Smits who was the first major Season 5 announcement as Nero Padilla, a dangerous and unlikely mentor for Jax. Chuck Zito is also going to guest-star in the upcoming season too. I think I can speak for all SOA fans, when I say that the fall can’t come soon enough.

Thoughts on the casting? Leave them below!

  • Homeagaintpb

    I just have to say that im with you on - BRING IT ON I HAVE GOT ALOT HOOKED IN THE SOUTH & NOW IN CALIF.. 

  • Ohmy6boys

    amazon has all season 4

  • Reddogs0405

    it has season 4 now?

  • Freebirdsmitha

    I cannot wait!  I love this show. it has so many good actors.  I have my DVR waiting to be programmed to tape this show. I always tape it even tho I watch it just in case, I don’t want to miss one minute of it. BRING IT ON!!!!

  • J0KER

     NetFlix has ALL the episodes!

  • Big John

    Can’t wait for the new season to start!  Only bad part about SOA starting is that it means here in WI the riding season is nearing an end…

  • Lovemyangelbaby

    the only repeats I can find are 2008 repeats?

  • Whifflebiscuit

    Season 5 starts September 6th it’s on their Facebook on a pic of Tara and Gemma

  • Facebook52

    One of the best damn series on TV… Season 5 can not get heresoon enough… Any known word on the release date? Running the repeats now..

  • Janeash

    when is season 5 being released?

  • Shpbk45213

    Chris Gehrt earned his paycheck with this choice, to be sure.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJB2HI4NH6ZZQVZA7GJMKBK42A Karina Kantas

    Perfect choice. So excited to see the next season. Bring it on!

  • A.Rae

    I couldn’t be more psyched about this choice… I can’t wait to see his take on this character!

  • Tedipe1

    The addition of Harold Perrineau to Sons of Anarchy for Season 5 is a very big score. He is a fantastic actor. I’m sure he will bring his ‘A’ game!

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