It’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything about the Sons of Anarchy spinoff, Mayans MC. FX described the show as a “dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1% outlaw, this time reflected through a Latino lens,” but until there’s any actual footage, we’ll have to take their word for it. The only things we know are that the pilot is being written by Elgin James — a filmmaker and founder of the anti-racist street gang FSU (which originally stood for F*ck Sh*t Up; it became the merrier Friends Stand United) — and that a familiar face will be on the spinoff.
On Monday, Emilio Rivera, who played Mayans president Marcus Álvarez, confirmed his involvement with Mayans MC on Instagram, writing, “Mayan Monday gonna be a Crazy Ride.” It’s not a surprise that Rivera is reprising the role, but it’s unclear how he’ll be involved — Sutter hasn’t said when the spinoff takes place (it could be before the events of Sons of Anarchy, when Jax was a child). He’s been too busy asking fans to hold him accountable.
After Donald Trump was elected president last week, the always outspoken Sutter wrote a lengthy examination on “Hate and Fear.”