The world of Sons of Anarchy will ride again.
FX announced that the pilot for Mayans MC — Kurt Sutter’s Sons spinoff about SAMCRO’s sometimes friendly, sometimes rival gang, the Mayans Motorcycle Club — is officially revving up, which is exciting news for fans of bad motor vehicle wordplay. The series will take place “in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the women he loves.” Sutter co-wrote the pilot with his producing partner Elgin James, who founded the anti-racist street gang FSU (which originally stood for F*ck Sh*t Up; it became Friends Stand United).
No casting details have been announced yet.
Sons of Anarchy is the highest-rated “ongoing” drama in FX history, so there’s pressure on Mayans MC — described 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” — to be just as popular. Especially after Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner was canceled after one season. It sounds like that experience, as well as Donald Trump being elected president, has humbled Sutter, once described as TV’s “most depraved showrunner.”
It will be interesting to see how that manifests itself in Mayans MC.