We may not see Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) in the upcoming Sons of Anarchy spin-off, Mayans MC, but we might catch a glimpse of his legacy. Creator Kurt Sutter recently talked about Jax’s lasting influence on the franchise and how we might understand his legacy in the form of his children: Abel and Thomas.
Mayans MC starts roughly 4 years after Jax’s death at the end of Sons of Anarchy. This would put Abel and Thomas at around 10 and 6 years of age. During a promotion event for the spin-off, Sutter revealed that he wants to explore how Abel and Thomas react to their father’s legacy. Sutter isn’t sure when that might take place, but he thinks it will be further down the line.
Before Jax died in the Season 7 finale, he told his ex-wife Wendy that he doesn’t want Abel and Thomas living the outlaw life. Instead, he told Wendy to make sure his sons think he was a low-life criminal and a murderer. He did not want to glamorize his life in any way because he wanted Abel and Thomas to live normal lives in society.
For Sutter, seeing how that all plays out would be an interesting journey, and it is one he intends to put on the small screens at some point.
Until then, Sutter and the rest of his team are gearing up for the premiere of the first season of Mayans MC. According to TV Line, the spin-off follows a young prospect in the motorcycle club named Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (J.D. Pardo).
EZ is trying to establish a new identity for himself within the outlaw community while dealing with the failures of his past life. The series features a supporting class of Edward James Olmos, Michael Irby, Richard Cabral and Sarah Bolger.
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With Mayans MC being a spin-off, fans can expect a few familiar faces to surface from time to time. This includes Emilio Rivera, who is reprising his role as Marcus Alvarez, and Katey Sagal, who is returning as Gemma Teller for at least one flashback. Sagal will be featured in a flashback that takes place 8 years in the past.
We don’t know if any other SOA characters will be included in the flashback, but Kurt Sutter is certainly open to bringing a few back. Whether or not Charlie Hunnam will return in a flashback, of course, is yet to be seen.
Mayans MC debuts Sept. 4 on FX.