The network has officially put a Sons of Anarchy spin-off into script development, E! News has confirmed. With SOA creator Kurt Sutter at the helm, Mayans MC will be what the network describes as “a dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1% outlaw, this time, reflected through a Latino lens,” following pivotal recurring SOA players, The Mayans. Tapped to write the pilot is Mayans MC co-creator Elgin James.
“I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice,” Sutter said regarding his hiring of James. “Because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin is that voice.”
The seventh and final season of Sons of Anarchy proved to be a ratings bonanza for FX with a whopping 9.26 million total viewers tuning in for Jax Teller’s final ride. With the time period of the series still a mystery, there’s a possibility for Sutter and Elgin to go the prequel route and, like Better Call Saul, leave room for cameos from some members of the original cast. (Many of whom wound up dead.) And if Mayans MC is set in the future, then we could get a whole new generation of Tellers involved in the mayhem, including Abel and Thomas. Maybe then Kurt Sutter can finally make his dream of working with Aaron Paul come true.