After FX first got fan’s hopes up when it ordered a script for development back in May, it looks like the network is ready to take the next step with creation of the pilot for Mayans MC. Sons of Anarchy’s original writer, director, and producer Kurt Sutter will coming back in again which should help keep the original feel and vibe going strong.
With SoA being FX’s highest rated series to day, it’d been a foregone conclusion that it wasn’t so much of if a spin-off would happen, but when. After SoA’s completion, Sutter had moved on to the historical drama series The Bastard Executioner, but when FX nixed that after one season, he found he had time back on his hands again to start mulling on how to kick-start back into the SoA universe.
Set after the end of SoA’s season seven finale, Mayans MC will focus on EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC character along the California/Mexico border.
This time, Sutter won’t be writing alone, back when the script had been ordered, he teamed up with Elgin James, which will continue to co-write and co-executive produce on Mayans. In speaking with Deadline, Sutter said, I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice. I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions.”
Well with production slated to begin in Spring of ’17, we could see it as early as the Fall. A lot will depend if FX proceeds with a season order directly, if they make it a one shot to gauge interest, or if they film it and then sit on it until the need a series to fill a programming slot.