For those of you out there missing Kurt Sutter’s brilliant biker gang show Sons of Anarchy, you’ll be glad to hear that one of the potential spin-offs has a script order from FX Networks.
The new show, Mayans MC, follows the Latino ‘Mayans’ biker gang, who were an integral reoccurring part of the main Sons of Anarchy cast. 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”, it seems to be carrying on where SoA left off.
Mayans MC has been created by Sutter with writer and ex-gang member Elgin James (Little Birds). The decision to team up with James came because Sutter said he “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.”
Details on the new drama have yet to be released, so it’s not clear if it would run in a parallel time period to the events of SoA, be a prequel, or continue events post the original show. It’s possible you may see Jimmy Smits return as, Nero Padilla, but Emilio Rivera is expected to reprise his role as Marcus Álvarez, leader of the Mayans. Whether any of the old SAMCRO gang will make an appearance remains to be seen.
This isn’t the only spin-off potentially in the works from SoA. The prequel, which would follow the ‘First 9’ members of SAMCRO, set around the time of the Vietnam war, is still very much a possibility.
Whilst a ‘script order’ isn’t a guarantee of a series, the original SoA was a massive hit for it’s US network FX, so you can expect they would be extremely eager to return to that world.
For those of you missing Sutter’s writing, you will be able to catch his short lived drama, The Bastard Executioner about the Welsh rebellion against England, 2nd August 2016 at 10pm on UK’s History Channel.