‘Mayans M.C.’ is an American crime tv series that airs on FX. It is a spin-off of the popular show ‘Sons of Anarchy’. Mayans is the name of the Latino Motorcycle Club. They used to be rivals of the SOA before they became allies, and the show has been set in the same universe.
The journey for this show hasn’t been easy. It is said that the pilot was reshot and that the cast had to be replaced as well. Initially, Emilio Rivera was to be the star of the show; but later was replaced by DJ Pardo.
Nick Grad who is a co-presidents of original programming at FX networks and production stated, “Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller, and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style. Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James, and this amazing cast, Mayans MC builds on the legacy of Sons of Anarchy, taking it in a thrilling new direction”.
It is not surprising to see the network stand staunchly behind Sutter and his creative vision considering the popularity of ‘Sons of Anarchy’. Notably, the spin-off managed to draw quite a strong fan base, most of it comprising of fans of the original show. Critics too were warm to the new idea and said that the drama is thrilling, and some of the characters are compelling.
Created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, the series first premiered on September 4, 2018. Since then, it has had two successful seasons. Now, the question arises: will there be a Mayans M.C. season 3? We will delve into that question, but first let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
Mayans M.C. Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Mayans M.C.’ is led by JD Pardo who plays the role of Ezekiel EZ Reyes. Clayton Cardenas plays Angel Reyes, who is the brother of EZ. Edward Olmos plays Felipe, who is the father of EZ and Angel and runs a butcher shop. Apart from them, ‘Mayans M.C.’ also stars Sarah Bolger of ‘The Tudors‘ fame appears as Emily Thomas, EZ’s childhood sweetheart. Emily is married to Miguel Galindo and is the mother of their child. Miguel’s character is played by Danny Pino of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘ fame.
All the main cast members are expected to return for season 3.
Mayans M.C. Plot: What is it about?
After two and a half years of the events of the ‘Sons of Anarchy‘, ‘Mayans M.C.’ takes place. It focuses on the life and struggles of a prospect in the Mayans M.C. His name is Ezekiel EZ Reyes. EZ belonged to a Latino family who had the American dream. This dream was stamped on due to cartel-related violence. Vengeance, however, has its way in, which drives him towards a life he never expected for himself and which would be a difficult one to escape.
In season 1, we see that the biker gang has set up a store in a fictional California border town called Santa Padre. Postal color dresses are manufactured in the store which are packed with hidden heroin and are then stamped with a special stamp. These shipments containing the heroin-filled dresses are loaded on trucks. During one shipment to Las Vegas, EZ decides to accompany it. Driving there, EZ has flashbacks of his childhood. The season then progresses to tell us more about the events that took place after this. Later in the season, EZ tries to cut out an identity for himself as an outlaw, but has to go through trials and tribulations.
Season 2 begins with the division of the Reyes family and the M.C. uncovering an internal leak. As EZ and Angel reconnect, complications arise for the M.C. and Galindo. As the season progresses, Mayans find out about another biker gang working in Human Trafficking. The season ends with some tough decision making for the Reyes brothers and the MC as they seek justice.
Season 3 is expected to continue the story forward by closely following the conflicts that Mayans and Reyes brothers have to deal with and sort out.
Mayans M.C. Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Mayans M.C.’ Season 2 premiered on September 3, 2018 on FX and ended its run on November 5, 2019. As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. In November, 2019, FX renewed the show for another season. Even though no releases was revealed in the announcement, you can expect ‘Mayans M.C.’ Season 3 to release sometime in September, 2020.
Should You Watch Mayans M.C.?
Definitely yes, if you are a fan of ‘Sons of Anarchy’. What stands out in the show is the fact that all the people are deeply flawed, and while SOA dealt with white people, this series focuses on Latin Americans, making the political weight that much more considering the current conservative shift in American socio-political climate. The setting of this show thus allows the makers to explore issues of undocumented immigration and family separations. However, at its core is an even more valuable lesson, that of showing marginalized people as navigators, not just of countries but socioeconomic classes as well. The setting and narrative are compelling, authentic, and valid.
Critics have summed up the show excellently, drawing some high parallels, saying, “Part if not all of that story will resonate with Sutter’s fans, but it might also feel familiar because it can be found at the core of many a drama about immigrants, their first-generation children, and the “American dream. The Godfather saga is such an obvious inspiration for Mayans that Miguel and EZ casually reference the Corleone family in the midst of sizing up one another. Like Michael Corleone before him, Miguel also makes a bid for legitimacy, investing considerable funds to turn a deserted town into a kind of oasis. Francis Ford Coppola’s trilogy can be found in other corners of the Mayans landscape”.
Mayans M.C. Trailer:
Check out the trailer for ‘Mayans M.C.’ Season 2.
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