– by Drew Carlton

Image via FX

Image via FX

It took a few years for me to binge watch Sons of Anarchy, but I am glad I did.  In the early stages, for me, the problem was that it was on FX — which was a network I did not trust.  However, thanks to shows like The Shield and The Walking Dead showing up on FX and AMC, the old stereotype I had about said networks was put to rest.  Sons of Anarchy was a great ongoing drama and I hate that I missed out on the week to week conversation and speculation of the show.

My failing as a television fanatic could be redeemed quite soon as pilot for The Mayans has been greenlit, according to EW.  

If you don’t know, the Mayans were a Latino rival gang to Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original.  For a time, these two clubs became buddies, but when you throw the 12-pounder out on the table someone will always have the smallest package.

Kurt Sutter, the creator of Sons of Anarchy, had a few thoughts on the new show and EW summarized them quite well:

“FX has hinted before about wanting to develop an SOA spinoff, but this is the first time the network has released more details about the plans to focus on the Mayans motorcycle club. Sutter will set the drama in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes — a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border — struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel and his need for respect from the women he loves. (Yes, FX made women plural.)”

How juicy is this tidbit?  I believe this sets the plot for a great series, and hopefully we will see favorites like Shibs (the current president of Sons of Anarchy, portrayed by Tommy Flanagan) return for some brutally fun happenings.

I can’t be the only one excited for this spinoff, what do you guys think?  Can The Mayans work as a standalone show?

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Source: EW