Kurt Sutter is bringing back the outlawed motorcycle gangs back to FX network but the new series will not narrate the stories of Jax Teller and his club SAMCRO. Tentatively titled Mayans MC, the upcoming SOA spin-off will focus on Jax's rival group, the Mayans.
Sutter will co-write the script of the series with Little Birds director Elgin James. "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. Elgin is that voice," the creator of The Bastard Executioner told Deadline.
In its official description of the upcoming series, FX said that the show "will be a dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1 percent outlaw, this time, reflected through a Latino lens."
Who are the Mayans?
In SOA, Marcus Alvarez was the president of the Mayans Motorcycle Club (MMC) in Oakland, California. Marcus last appeared in season 5 of the bikers' drama while discussing the safe passage of cocaine through their territory. The gang earned most of its money through drug dealing and prostitution.
However, compared to Jax from SOA, Marcus is way too ruthless. While the SAMCRO president was always close to his family and friends, Marcus asked his henchman to kill his son Esai for failing in one of his missions.
Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Sutter is narrating The Mayan president's story and if so, how he will glorify the crimes committed by the president of the MMC.
In a separate interview with Deadline in 2015, the show creator had revealed that he will try not to interfere in the SOA mythology and his show will be more of a standalone than a prequel.
"It's the same [biker] subculture, but it'd be interesting to see the influences of [Hispanic] culture and how it impacts the subculture we already understand. I would do a contemporary piece, not a prequel, and place it far enough away from Northern California that it wouldn't step on the mythology that's already been told. It doesn't mean that there couldn't be some cool, ironic crossovers with familiar characters as the series progressed."
FX is yet to announce the cast and premiere updates of the SOA spinoff series.