Kurt Sutter has always had grand plans for his motorcycle universe. Shortly after creating Sons of Anarchy, Sutter planned on releasing three other chapters to the story. The SOA creator is currently gearing up for the second chapter, Mayans MC, and recently talked about why he decided to move in that direction instead of working on the highly anticipated prequel, The First 9.
Sutter started serious talks about Mayans MC and The First 9 towards the end of Sons. The only problem with the prequel is that fans already know how everything ends. Because of that, Sutter realized it could never be a continuous series. Instead the prequel would only be comprised of around 10 or so episodes that would tell a complete story. That is one reason why Sutter decided to go with Mayans MC first.
As fans will recall from the original show, the founding members of SAMCRO were John Teller, Clarence “Clay” Morrow (Ron Perlman), Piermont “Piney” Winston (William Lucking), Keith McGee (Andrew McPhee), Lenny “The Pimp” Janowitz (Sonny Barger), Thomas “Uncle Tom” Whitney, Wally Grazer (Jamie Schultz), Otto “Lil’ Killer” Delaney (Sutter), and Chico Villanueva (Tim Blake Nelson).
According to Pop Culture, this isn’t the first time Sutter has talked about other shows within the SOA universe. Last month, Sutter talked about doing the prequel and confirmed plans to release it before the end of Mayans MC.
He also talked about a fourth chapter focusing on Jax Teller’s (Charlie Hunnam) two sons, Abel and Thomas. Sutter plans on having the last chapter take place well after the events in SOA and Mayans MC. The series would tell the story of how Abel and Thomas deal with their father’s legacy.
It would also feature Drea de Matteo as Wendy Case and Jimmy Smit as Neron “Nero” Padilla.
Sutter has not confirmed a timeline for the final series. In the meantime, fans can rest assured knowing that a few familiar faces will make their way to Mayans MC this fall. We already know that Emilio Rivera will return as Marcus Alvarez, but he isn’t the only SOA alum we’ll see this season.
Kurt Sutter revealed that the opening episode will feature a flashback in Stockton that will include Gemma Teller (Katey Sagal). Sadly, Sutter did not say whether or not Hunnam will be back in action, but Sagal’s involvement is definitely a promising start.
The first season of Mayans MC premieres Sept. 4 on FX.