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.”
I am, like all Americans, accountable for the current political landscape. Regardless of what you think of Mr. Trump, he won by a solid electorate margin. So if I truly believe in the democratic process, I have to not only accept that outcome, I have to own it. Whatever divide exists in this country, I am responsible for my part in that equation.
Have my actions inspired unity or a greater separation?
I don’t know much, but I do know from experience that apathy and resentment are soul crushing defects of character. They create the damaging cycle of blame, passivity and reactiveness. (Via)
Sutter promised “to look for the similarities rather than the differences. And instead of complaining about beliefs and policies I don’t think are right, I will try to put that energy into something productive that incites change rather than derisiveness. I hope you hold me accountable to that promise. And more importantly, I hope you make a similar promise. It’s a beginning.”
You can read the full letter here: