Mayans MC is an American television drama series created by Kurt Sutter, and set to air on the cable network channel FX. It is a spin-off of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy, and is based two years after the events in SOA. Creator Kurt Sutter refers to it as the second chapter of the story.
FX has ordered the pilot episode of the Sons of Anarchy Spin-off and production started in April. The show was picked up by FX on January 5, 2018 and will air sometime in late summer or early autumn 2018.
Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter's award-winning series. The first season of the new drama from Sutter and Elgin James will premiere on FX in 2018.
Set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes -- fresh out of prison -- is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.
Noberto Barba directed the pilot and will be an Executive Producer, with Sutter serving as Executive Producer and James serving as Co-Executive Producer. Mayans MC is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
The following is everything currently known about 'Mayans MC', courtesy of Maxim magazine:
1. THE SERIES TAKES PLACE AFTER THE DEATH OF JAX TELLER
- "It's a post-Jax Teller world. We talk a little about the ramifications of that final day with Jax that changed the fabric of northern California, and trickled down south," Sutter said.
2. SOME OF THE NEW CAST MEMBERS ARE ACTUAL CONVICTS
- Sutter wanted to ensure that his show was as authentic as possible, casting actual bikers and convicts in an array of supporting roles. "The thing I love about this cast is they have more jail time than screen time," Sutter said.
- Emilio Rivera is the only Sons of Anarchy actor confirmed to return, but Sutter hinted that there may be a transitional period early on in the show. There is speculation this means more old cast members might crop up, but they shouldn't stay around for long.
- "My job in this series, if we're blessed enough to continue, is to transition from the mythology [of Sons] and honor that, because we want to acknowledge where we came from and those fans, and then balance that with having a show that is original and different and doesn't feel like the Latino version of Sons of Anarchy," Sutter said.
4. THE STORY WILL BE TOLD FROM A LATINO PERSPECTIVE
- Now that blonde-haired, blue-eyed Charlie Hunnam is out, the spinoff will follow a Latino biker gang. Sutter made an effort to diversify the writer's room, including hiring Elgin James, a mixed-race writer and filmmaker.
- "My goal is really just to get the white guy out of the room as quickly as possible," he said. "I knew a white guy from Jersey should not be writing solely about Latino culture."
5. BUT IT WON'T GET TOO WRAPPED UP IN POLITICS
- "It's not a political show, I do not write political shows, I should not write political shows, but, the same way 'Sons' was a fictitious club and family in a real world, the real world always impacted that show," Sutter said.
- "So, this is not a show that will deal head-on those issues, but this is a show that takes place on the border, and it’s a politically-charged, and emotionally-charged, part of the world, [and] that stuff will have to bleed into the storytelling, or it won't be authentic."
Mayans MC premieres on FX this fall.
- JD Pardo as Ezekiel 'EZ' Reyes
- Joey Abril as Luis 'Yuki' Moyano
- Carla Baratta as Carnalita
- Alexandra Barreto as Antonia Pena
- Sarah Bolger as Emily
- Richard Cabral as Johnny 'El Coco' Cruz
- Clayton Cardenas as Angel Reyes
- Maurice Compte as Kevin Jimenez
- Dan Cooley as Farmer
- Raymond Cruz as Che 'Padre' Romero
- Arturo del Puerto as Ramon
- Frankie Loyal Delgado as Hank 'El Tranq' Loza
- Efrat Dor as Katrina
- Antonio Jaramillo as Michael 'Riz' Ariza
- Joseph Raymond Lucero as Neron 'Creeper' Vargas
- Daniel Luján as Jorge
- Mota Maria as a Saleswoman
- Hans Marrero as Banger #4
- Jacqueline Obradors as Marisol Reyes
- Edward James Olmos as Felipe Reyes
- John Ortiz as Esai 'Taino' Osorio
- Emilio Rivera as Marcus Alvarez
- Vincent 'Rocco' Vargas as Gilberto 'Gilly' Lopez
- John Vincent Vecino as a Samoan Bystander
- Brie DaSilveira as a Neighbor (uncredited)
- Pablo Ramos as an Employee (uncredited)
- December 2, 2016 marks the actual announcement of FX's purchase for the Mayans MC pilot.
- Mayans MC will take place after the events of the Sons of Anarchy series finale.