The cast and crew of Mayans MC made some waves at Comic-Con this past weekend. Along with debuting a brand-new trailer for Season 1, Kurt Sutter and company talked about how Mayans MC will pay tribute to Sons of Anarchy and eventually “intersect.”
Mayans MC takes place after the events in Sons of Anarchy. Although the show is set in a different time and place (Southern California), Sutter assured fans that the two storylines would eventually cross paths. Sutter has no plans to intersect any stories in Season 1, but it sounds like the two shows will grow closer as Mayans MC progresses.
“We’ll see those points of intersection this season and throughout the series as well,” Sutter explained, adding that he does not “want to f**k with” what happened on Sons of Anarchy.
Speaking at Comic-Con, Sutter says that Mayans MC will pay tribute to the world of Sons of Anarchy but will not change anything that happened. While he has plans to intersect the shows at a later date, he wants to keep things pretty separate for now.
Hopefully, that means we will eventually see a few Sons of Anarchy characters in the near future, which would be pretty amazing. Sutter did not, unfortunately, say which characters might cross over down the road. The only character we know for sure that will return is Emilio Rivera’s Marcus Alvarez, the president of the Mayans MC.
According to Deadline, Sutter took part in a panel at Comic-Con that included other stars and crew members of Mayans MC. Co-creator Elgin James and executive producer Norberto Barba were also in attendance at the event.
Cast members included JD Pardo, Emilio Rivera, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Michael Irby, Sarah Bolger, Carla Baratta, Raoul Max Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, Danny Pino, Frankie Loyal, Vincent Vargas and Joseph Lucero.
While it will be great to see how Mayans MC and Sons of Anarchy interact, Sutter made it clear that the two shows are nothing alike. Sons of Anarchy started with Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) at the top of his motorcycle gang, but Mayans MC will begin with Pardo’s character starting out as a prospect.
The show will then follow Pardo as his character rises through the ranks and establishes himself within the gang, which is a completely different starting point and storyline.
Mayans MC is scheduled to premiere on FX Sept. 4.