SAMCRO fans, rev up your engines!
Biker drama Sons of Anarchy‘s fans are delighted after the expansion has been confirmed to continue. FX has greenlit the pilot for the Sons of Anarchy spinoff drama entitled Mayans MC. Without Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) at the helm this time, the show will focus on the Mayans Motorcycle Club and will begin filming early next year in Los Angeles.
Sons of Anarchy Spinoff: Storyline
According to a report from Variety, Mayans MC will revolve around the life of EZ Reyes. Reyes is a prospect for the club’s charter on the California-Mexico border. He is faced with a dilemma to seek vengeance against a local cartel and his need for the women in his life to respect him. The spinoff is set in the aftermath of Jax’s death at the final part of SOA’s seven-season run, which ended in 2014.
Sons fans remember the Mayans from the original show to be unpredictable. The Mayans were not consistent as allies or adversaries to the iconic Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club (SAMCRO) of which Jax and his father were part of.
— Sons of Anarchy (@SonsofAnarchy) December 1, 2016
Sons of Anarchy Spinoff: Air Date
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, fans are hoping that the series will air regularly. In fact, Sons of Anarchy was FX’s highest-rated ongoing series during its seven-season run. It routinely beat out its broadcast competition in the 10PM hour.
Original Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter will direct the pilot and will be penned by Mayans MC co-creator Elgin James.
“I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin is that voice,” Kurt told E! News about Elgin.
Mayans MC comes after Kurt’s last show, The Bastard Executioner, which did not fare well in ratings. As per the same report, TBE was “pulled after a single 10-episode season that wrapped up in November 2015.”
Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC will be produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions. The show is slated to start filming in March 2017. No word on casting yet, or whether any characters or actors from Sons will appear on the new show.