Mayans M.C.: Everything You Need To Know
When Sons of Anarchy launched on FX back in 2008, it was explosive. Unlike any other series on television, it was gritty, unique, dark, and intriguing and before its seven seasons were even over, there was already talk about a spinoff from creator Kurt Sutter. Four years later, Sutter and FX are finally ready to unveil Mayans M.C. to fans for the fall of 2018, and there is a lot of expectation and anticipation surrounding the new series. Ahead of the new series’ premiere, here is everything you need to know about Mayans M.C.:
12. When It Begins
Although Mayans M.C. is a spinoff from Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter wants to make sure the worlds are completely separated. In case any fans were hoping for some SOA crossovers, especially from Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller, Sutter placed Mayans M.C. to begin three years after the end of Sons of Anarchy (and Jax’s death) in a “post-Jax Teller world.” He then purposely released some of the first footage of Mayans M.C. to show a Mayans M.C. motorcycle flattening a dead crow on the road to drive home to audiences that SAMCRO is gone and this new show is all about the Mayans club. “It’s present day — in the magical time we live in. […] It’s a post-Jax Teller world,” he said. “If we’re playing real-time, it’s about three years ago [meaning the year 2015]. We talk a little bit about the ramifications of that final day of Jax. […] It changed Northern California and trickled down.”
Similar to Sons of Anarchy, Mayans M.C. is obviously about the life, loyalties and challenges of a motorcycle club, but also focuses on one specific character (like SOA did with Jax) however this time, that character is a prospect. “The format of a show like this always…centered on the journey of one man and surrounding him with complex and interesting characters that not only reveal his life but also his relationships to everyone and everything around him,” Sutter explained of the series. Of course, the show also focuses on Latino culture in the motorcycle club based on the Mexico/California border.