The “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff is one step closer to becoming reality.
FX has ordered a pilot of “Mayans MC,” based on the network’s hit Charlie Hunnam-led motorcycle gang drama series.
Kurt Sutter, who created the original show, co-wrote the pilot for the spinoff with Elgin James, and will also direct it.
“Mayans MC” is set in a post-Jax Teller (Hunnam) world, where E.Z. Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexico border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the woman he loves.
Sutter has a long history with FX. He wrote for and eventually executive produced the gritty Michael Chiklis-led police drama “The Shield,” which ran for seven seasons before going on to create “Sons of Anarchy,” the wildly popular outlaw biker drama that also lasted seven seasons. It was the highest-rated drama series in FX Networks’ history when it went off the air in December 2014.
Sutter also created the short-lived series “The Bastard Executioner.” That series followed a medieval knight who has sworn off violence but is drawn back into bloody conflict. Sutter announced he was canceling the series in November of last year after a lukewarm critical reception and so-so ratings.
Sutter is represented by WME. James is represented by WME, Electric City and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.