Another Kurt Sutter drama is making its way to FX.
According to media reports, the anticipated “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff has begun script development, which means fans of the motorcycle club drama will soon be able to reunite with one of their favorite MCs: the Mayans. Officially titled “Mayans MC,” the “SoA” spinoff will follow the story of the Oakland group, led by Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera), giving audiences a “new look at the most American of icons, the one percent outlaw, this time, reflected through a Latina lens,” an FX press release said.
Sutter will work alongside filmmaker Elgin James to bring to life the story focused on the Mexican-American motorcycle club.
“I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions,” Sutter said in a statement cited by TVLine. “Elgin is that voice.”
Before signing on to the “SoA” spinoff, James directed and wrote the film “Little Birds” released in 2011 and co-wrote the movie “Lowriders” to be released next month. Entertainment Weekly reported that James previously served a prison sentence for “past gang-related charges of federal extortion,” which could tie into his latest project.
In August, Sutter spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about his FX series “The Bastard Executioner,” which was canceled after its initial season. During the interview, he dished some details on the “SoA” spinoff, teasing that “Mayans MC” would be different in “tone, pace and storytelling” from the seven-season “SoA” that wrapped up in 2014.
Sutter shared his excitement about the dark series on Twitter Wednesday, warning his fans to prepare for what we can only imagine will be another blood-drenched drama.
— kurt sutter (@sutterink) May 11, 2016