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FX Orders a Pilot Script for Kurt Sutters’s Sons of Anarchy Spinoff, Mayans MC

Pictured: Kurt Sutter
Kurt Sutter. Photo: Prashant Gupta/FX

It’s official: FX announced that it has begun script development on Mayans MC, a new drama centering on the Latino biker gang from Oakland seen in Sons of Anarchy. The commitment confirms that the spinoff reported last year is moving forward, despite the short-lived The Bastard Executioner. But in case you’re worried that Mayans MC would be a white guy writing about Latino culture, don’t fret! Sutter is partnering up with Elgin James, a filmmaker best known for his film Little Birds. “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,” Sutter said in a statement. “Elgin is that voice.” Sutter and James are co-creators and executive producers, and James will pen the script about a “dark, visceral family drama.” Sounds very on-brand.

FX Orders Kurt Sutters’s Mayans MC Pilot Script