FX is moving forward with the long-gestating “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, placing an order for a 10-episode first season of “Mayans MC.” Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, the show will premiere later this year on FX.
Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, made the announcement. The new drama series comes from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter and Elgin James.
“Mayans MC” stars Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo and Carla Baratta.
“Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and ‘Mayans MC’ has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style,” said Grad. “Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James and this amazing cast, ‘Mayans MC’ builds on the legacy of ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can’t wait for the world to see.”
Today’s announcement notes: “‘Mayans MC’ is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp.”
Noberto Barba directed the pilot and will be an executive producer, with Sutter as executive producer and James as co-executive producer.