The long-awaited teaser trailer for the Sons of Anarchy spin-off, Mayans MC, has finally been released.
The new spin-off show, which is set after the events of the original SOA series, is set for a September 4 release date this year.
Ever since SAMCRO rode off into the sunset back in 2014, fans of the series have been clamouring for some kind of show to fill the void and Mayans MC is the answer to their prayers.
The announcement of a spin-off series was made back in January and had fans salivating at the prospect of another wild trip on the back of a steel horse, this time with the Mayan MC charter.
The 30-second teaser trailer gives us a look at the grave of former SAMCRO leader Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam) who bit the dust in the final season of SOA. The camera then pans out to the Mayans MC, who seem to be paying their respects to the deceased SAMCRO leader before riding off down the open highway.
The new 10-episode spin-off will be set in a post-Jax Teller world, where we follow the story of EZ Reyes – a former golden boy now fresh out of prison. As a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border, he’ll carve out his new outlaw identity.
The spin-off series, which is the brain-child of SOA creator Kurt Sutter, and writer Elgin James, will premiere first in the States on FX – and takes place on the 10th anniversary of the original series.
Speaking about the show to The Hollywood Reporter, FX president of original programming Nick Grad, explained:
Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style.
Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James and this amazing cast, Mayans MC builds on the legacy of Sons of Anarchy, taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can’t wait for the world to see.
Furthermore, the hotly anticipated Mayans MC isn’t the only show from the SOA world heading to our screens, as both an official sequel and prequel projects have been given the green light too.
During an interview on the Tom Arnold podcast 100% Honest… Pretty Much, Sutter revealed the series is envisioned as one of four chapters.
This puts the original SOA seasons as chapter one and Mayans MC as chapter two. At this point, the upcoming seasons could represent further chapters.
The prequel and sequel projects will focus on – SPOILER ALERT – Jax’s family and after his death.
Speaking on the podcast Sutter said:
I have a sense of ‘Sons’ being four chapters. If ‘Sons’ was the first chapter than I see the Mayans as the second chapter. [The new show is] present day, it’s after the death of Jax Teller.
While Mayans MC will be its own separate entity, Sutter said:
We’re going to play the reality of that last day and the events that happened with who he [Jax] killed that day and the impact and perhaps the trickle down that may have had on Northern Cali.
So it won’t have a direct impact on the Mayans but we make reference to it in the pilot so we can play the reality of it.
You can catch Mayans MC 4 September on FX.
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