After seven gripping seasons on the small-screen, viewers bid farewell to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club two years ago, as FX closed the book on its rip-roaring family drama with aplomb.
In those intervening years, mooted reports of a sequel or some form of spinoff began to gain serious traction, with fans chomping at the bit to learn any potential details regarding setting, characters and perhaps most important of all, which biker gang would anchor said continuation.
Answering most of those questions today, FX has officially nailed down plans for Mayans MC, a SOA offshoot billed 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.”
Series creator Kurt Sutter, who nurtured Mayans MC during its formative years in development, has also handpicked up-and-coming writer Elgin James, best known for 2012’s indie drama Little Birds. When quizzed about his decision to have James script the new, Latino-centric show, Sutter revealed that 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.”
So far, so promising. FX didn’t disclose when exactly the Mayans MC would be racing on to the small-screen, though we imagine it won’t be until early 2017 as the network begins pulling together a creative team and, eventually, a core cast. Alas, as it turns out, Sons of Anarchy stalwart Charlie Hunnam may not be part of that ensemble after all.