Yesterday, it was announced by FX (the network that brought us Justified, American Horror Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson, and the shock we all felt when we suddenly learned that “fuck” and its many variations can be used multiple times in their shows) that Mayans MC, the long-awaited spinoff to Sons Of Anarchy finally received the green light and would be heading into production sometime in March of next year. Kurt Sutter, who created and executive produced Sons Of Anarchy, and his producing partner Elgin James (who came to attention with is directorial debut Little Birds, starring Leslie Mann and Juno Temple) will be writing the pilot, and both Sutter and James will be on the project as executive producer and co-executive producer.
“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.”
Here’s hoping that Mayans MC follows in the footsteps of everything that Sons Of Anarchy got right (the first two seasons, cameo appearances by Walton Goggins as Venus Van Dam, actresses of the same caliber as Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Drea de Matteo, and CCH Pounder kicking plenty of ass in their own way and having zero tolerance for anyone’s bullshit, Charlie Hunnam doing…well, this as often as possible, much to the delight of LaineyGossip.com) and makes sure to avoid…well, everything else that Sons Of Anarchy didn’t always get particularly right (excessive number of ninety-minute-long episodes, musical montages at the end of nearly every damn episode, trips to Ireland that nearly lead to incest between Jax and his never-to-be-seen-or-heard-from-or-even-mentioned-again-after-Season 3 half-sister, everything that happens to Opie after he says “I got this,” Sutter feeling the constant need to remind everyone on Twitter of what a badass he is by referring to everyone who doesn’t like his work as cunts).