‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff In Development at FX; Kurt Sutter’s Biker Drama Centers on Mayans Motorcycle Club
FX and Kurt Sutter are bringing the biker gang back. This time, however, the story will be putting the Mayans Motorcycle Club to the front and center.
The project details are still limited but according to Entertainment Weekly, the writer, producer and director is already in the preliminary stages of the show’s development.
The spinoff series will put focus on the Mayan, a motorcycle gang based in Oakland, which have appeared on “Sons of Anarchy” on and off for its last seven seasons as the rival gang of SAMCRO. Eventually, the two gangs became business partners. While SAMCRO is composed of Irish-Americans, the Mayan gang is composed of Mexican-Americans headed by Marcus Alvarez (played by Emilio Rivera).
Sutter will not run the series, as according to Comicbook, a new showrunner is being sought since Sutter has “The Bastard Executioner,” which will also air on FX, to keep him busy. “The Bastard Executioner” will launch by Sept. 15.
Meanwhile, EW reported that the network isn’t confirming whether the spinoff series is a prequel or a sequel to “Sons of Anarchy,” or if it is a limited series only. The spinoff makes sense, however, considering that the biker show is one of the network’s most popular series during its airing.