It’s been over a month since Sons of Anarchy boss Kurt Sutter offered any update on FX spinoff pilot Mayans MC, and perhaps with good reason. Sources claim not only that the entire pilot may be reshot, but that cast may go their separate ways as well.
Whether or not FX was ripe to reenter the world of Sons of Anarchy with Mayans MC, more pressing was if Kurt Sutter was the man to take us there. Now, the former Sons showrunner speaks out on placing a Latino lens over the FX biker drama in a new BTS video.
Sons of Anarchy’s Mayans MC spinoff has found its very own Jax Teller. Revolution alum JD Pardo will mount the bike as our central lead for the new Elgin James series, amid a few new additions to the cast.
When last we heard, FX was ready to rev up its Mayans MC spinoff of Sons of Anarchy, at least with a pilot order. Now, the new series nets its first major casting, as Battlestar Galactica lead and all-around legend Edward James Olmos takes a leading Mayans MC role.
Sons of Anarchy fans got a burst of speed with news that FX had officially ordered Kurt Sutter’s Mayans MC spinoff, but even with “a post Jax Teller world” right there in the synopsis, could the former SAMCRO president make an appearance? Charlie Hunnam is open to the idea, and even has a suggestion how.
It wasn’t long after Jax Teller left the Sons of Anarchy behind that FX started gearing up for a potential spinoff, and it seems the Mayans are finally getting their day. Kurt Sutter’s Mayans MC series has an official pilot order at the network, along with a synopsis set in a “post Jax Teller world.”
FX’s Sons of Anarchy has retired to the garage long enough that creator Kurt Sutter has been mostly working in private, though we may soon have something to show. The proposed Mayans MC spinoff is gearing toward production, and may return one of the original series’ Mayan stars.