Sons of Anarchy will rise again in the form of a new-hour long drama being developed by the hit FX series' creator Kurt Sutter. The show will revolve around the Mayans Motorcycle Club, which played a key role in the original series. Kurt Sutter is currently in the midst of prepping the show. This news comes shortly after Sons of Anarchy wrapped up its groundbreaking seven season run in late 2014. The show went out on a high note, pulling in record ratings.
Mayans is still in the very early development process. Kurt Sutter doesn't want to talk about the project yet, and aside from the series focusing on the notorious Motorcycle gang, no firm plot details have been revealed. It isn't known in which time period the series will take place. That will greatly affect the potential for former Sons of Anarchy cast members to make an appearance.
On Sons of Anarchy, the Mayans were a rival motorcycle gang of SAMCRO's. They consisted of mostly Mexican-American members, and were involved in the heroine distribution business. Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) led the Oakland charter, and the series began with the Mayans being adversaries of SAMCRO. That changes as the series continued on, as SAMCRO built a continuous working relationship with the Mayans both as business partners and when it came to turf wars.
Kurt Sutter hasn't been resting since Sons of Anarchy went off the air. His new series The Bastard Executioner is set to hit FX this fall. Like that new show, Mayans is also going to be a co-production between Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. No writer has been attached to the Sons of Anarchy spinoff to help spearhead the project. All of Kurt Sutter's energy is currently being consumed by his latest fantasy drama series, which hopes to give Game of Thrones a run for its money. Kurt Sutter is a creator, writer, producer, director and actor on The Bastard Executioner. And making things more complicated, his Dark Mute character requires three hours in the make-up chair every day. The Dark Mute will appear in at least 6 episodes when it debuts September 15 with a two-hour premiere.
After serving two consecutive 7 season runs on both contemporary crime-based dramas Sons of Anarchy and The Shield, Kurt Sutter has been eager to dive into a different genre, which The Bastard Executioner provides with its 14th century setting. But Mayans will allow the modern day renaissance man to keep his most popular franchise alive. Sons of Anarchy was notorious for growing bigger and bigger with each consecutive season, and that hasn't slowed down, as more and more fans discover it on Netflix and other streaming services. Sons of Anarchy concluded its run as the most watched series in FX history. There's little wonder as to why FX and Kurt Sutter would be interested in bringing it back. And Mexican-Americans are hungrier than ever for entertainment that encompasses their cultural, giving Mayans the potential to be even bigger than its predecessor.