Mayans MC is a new series order that is currently being developed by the FX Network. As of now, FX has currently called for the official development of this script. If it comes to fruition, the new series will be a spinoff of the highly popular program, Sons of Anarchy, which is a biker series produced by Kurt Sutter. The spin off series will be created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James (from Little Birds). Elgin James also serves as the producers for the show and the writer of the pilot script of the program. The new series will be a collaborative effort between Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, who are also the same production companies that have produced the Son of Anarchy series.
Can you tell me more about the premise of the show?
This new show is a spin off of Sons of Anarchy, which ran for seven seasons on the FX Network and was the highest rated drama in FX history. The new series has been described as similar to Sons of Anarchy in that it will be “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”. The FX Network gave this description of the series.
The focus of this new series will be on the Mayans, who were a prominent biker gang in California in Sons of Anarchy, which controlled all of northern California and all of Nevada, other than Las Vegas. In the show, the “motorcycle club” mostly consisted of Mexican-Americans who were involved in the heroin distribution industry. In the spin-off series, the Mayans will no longer be located in northern California.
What do FX executives have to say about the show?
Kurt Sutter, who is one of the producers of the new series stated, “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”. This is referring to the other producer and co-creator of the show, Elgin James.
Sutter also described the new spin-off series as being a different show than the ever-popular Sons of Anarchy, with a “tone, pace, and storytelling that will be unique”.
Do we know anything about casting of the show?
Emilio Rivera will play the president of the Mayans Marcus Alvarez. Stay tuned for other casting announcements!
Will there be a second season of this new series?
While this series is still in the early stages of development and has not yet officially gone to pilot yet, it is very hard to predict at this point whether the show will be coming back for a second season or not. The original Sons of Anarchy was extremely popular on the FX Network for the better part of a decade, and we think this show will attract a lot of viewers because of the connection.
The show has been highly rumoured and discussed for a long time. As we receive more information about the series, it’s ratings, reviews, and overall popularity, we will keep you updated about any
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