FX has announced that – after the original pilot was retooled – it has given a series order to Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC, with the network granting the project a ten-episode run to begin airing later this year.
“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.”
As Deadline reports, Mayans MC “is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), 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.”
Joining JD Pardo in the cast of Mayans MC are Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo and Carla Baratta.
Sons of Anarchy aired for seven seasons on FX, becoming the network’s highest-rated series.