Rev up your hogs, SAMCRO fans: FX has some great news for you.
FX announced today that it will shoot a pilot for Mayans MC, the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga that will be written by Kurt Sutter and his producing partner Elgin James.
Sutter, who created the immensely popular SOA for FX, will direct the pilot episode. Production is set to begin in March.
FX has hinted before about wanting to develop an SOA spinoff, but this is the first time the network has released more details about the plans to focus on the Mayans motorcycle club. Sutter will set the drama in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes — a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border — struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel and his need for respect from the women he loves. (Yes, FX made women plural.)
Any fan of SOA knows how the Mayans were recurring and pivotal players during the show’s seven-year run. The club of Hispanic men controlled northern California and all of Nevada, and the president of the Oakland Chapter was Marcus Alvarez, played by Emilio Rivera. Their cuts bore the phrase “Los Asesinos de Dios” which means Assassins of God.
It’s unclear what role, if any, Rivera will play in the pilot, but the actor recently posted this message on his Instagram page.
Sons of Anarchy was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history.