Jan 05 2018

News: FX Picks Up Mayans MC to Series to Premiere in 2018

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UPDATED: Fri. 1/05/18 – FX announces pick up to series for Mayans MC

 

In a press release:

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FX Picks Up Mayans MC to Series

 10-Episode First Season to Premiere on FX in 2018

 Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions

 

LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2018 – FX has picked up Mayans MC to series, ordering a 10-episode first season of the new drama series from Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, it was announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The first season will premiere on FX in 2018.

Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history for seven seasons. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run.

MAYANS MC — Pictured: JD Pardo as EZ Reyes. CR: Prashant Gupta/FX

“Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style,” said Grad.  “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.”

Mayans MC is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp.

Mayans MC stars Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo and Carla Baratta.

Noberto Barba directed the pilot and will be an Executive Producer, with Sutter serving as Executive Producer and James serving as Co-Executive Producer. Mayans MC is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

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Fans will either love or loathe this new Sons of Anarchy spin-off. I’ll be anxious to see if the new series will have the grit, drama, and quality storytelling. – Judy

In a press release:

 

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FX Revs Up Pilot for

THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE

SONS OF ANARCHY SAGA

“MAYANS MC”

 Pilot Episode Co-Written and Produced by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James

with Sutter Set to Direct

 Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions,

Pilot Slated to Shoot in March in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, December 1, 2016 – For seven seasons, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history. Now, Sutter returns to that world with Mayans MC, a drama series pilot for FX and the next chapter in the SOA saga, which he co-wrote with producing partner Elgin James.

Check out our SOA Season 7 final red carpet interviews with cast and crew here.

Sutter will direct the pilot episode and serve as Executive Producer, with James serving as

Co-Executive Producer. The pilot is being produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, with production scheduled to begin in March.

Mayans MC is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the women he loves.

The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run.

Kurt Sutter is the creator, writer, producer, director and actor behind the hit FX television show Sons of Anarchy. He is also the creator, writer, and producer of The Bastard Executioner and worked as a writer, producer, director, and actor on The Shield. Sutter made his feature film debut Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, written by Sutter and directed by Antoine Fuqua; The Weinstein Company released the film in July 2015. Sutter recently announced a new comic book collaboration with award-winning BOOM! Studios. Kurt previously partnered with BOOM! to create a Sons of Anarchy comic book as well as the original series Lucas Stand about a veteran turned hit man for Hell. Their newest collaboration, Sisters of Sorrow, centers on victims of abuse who spin their pain into vengeance through the cover of vigilante nuns. NBC Universo, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced this week that it has added Sons of Anarchy en Español to its upcoming 2017 slate.

Homeless as a teenager, Elgin James was a fixture in Boston’s hardcore punk scene, helping found a multi-ethnic national street gang that targeted neo-Nazi skinheads and drug dealers. After spending a decade and a half in the gang, James left Boston for Los Angeles where he was shepherded by the Sundance Institute Feature Film program. James’ directorial debut, Little Birds, starring Juno Temple & Leslie Mann, premiered in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. A few months later James began serving a prison sentence for a past gang-related charge of federal extortion. Little Birds was released in 2012 by Millennium Entertainment and the film won a National Board of Review award, James was named one of Variety’s “Ten Directors to Watch” and to IonCinema’s list of “The American New Wave 25.” On the film side, James is slated to direct A Million Little Pieces for John Wells and Plan B Entertainment, and is developing a film on the troubled life of actress Jean Seberg for Electric City entertainment, adapted from the biography Breathless.

Sutter is represented by WME.

James is represented by WME, Electric City, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

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