Fans have been waiting a long time for Kurt Sutter to dive back into the world of Sons of Anarchy – and the wait is finally over. Mayans MC premiered this week, a spin-off that explores the journey of a young prospect, EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), who struggles with forging himself a new outlaw identity.
With the Sons of Anarchy spin-off in full swing, Sutter recently chatted about the new show and his plans for a Sons prequel.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sutter revealed that he started planning Mayans MC before the end of Sons of Anarchy. FX approached Sutter about producing a Spanish language project, which sparked the idea of exploring SAMCRO’s rival gang, the Mayans.
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But Sutter didn’t begin development on the show until he cancelled The Bastard Executioner, a series he started right after Sons was over.
When he started writing the plot for Mayans MC, Sutter knew he needed to distinguish it from its predecessor. That’s when he came up with EZ’s story, though the spin-off underwent a lot of changes over the course of its development.
Sutter admitted that all of the changes worked out for the better and enabled them to produce a storyline with unique characters.
As far as the prequel is concerned, Sutter revealed that he plans on calling the show, First Nine. The series would only be one season long and center on the founding of SAMCRO, which places it in the 1960s, well before the birth of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam).
Each episode in the prequel would be dedicated to a founding member of the club and show why they decided to join. While it sounds like Sutter has a clear picture about what the Sons of Anarchy prequel will entail, he did not reveal when development will start.
Mayans MC airs Tuesday nights on FX.