Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Gets Pilot Order at FX!!

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If you've been missing the world Kurt Sutter created for Sons of Anarchy, you're going to love this news!

FX announced today they've given the green light to Sutter to move forward with his drama series pilot, Mayans MC, which he co-wrote with producing partner Elgin James.

While that doesn't mean the series is a go, you're one step closer to seeing your dream come true with a revival, of sorts.

Mayans MC

For seven seasons, Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history. 

And this return to that world isn't unprecedented. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run.

Sutter told The Hollywood Reporter about his desires during an interview in promotion for the now defunct Bastard Executioner.

"I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice. Because I didn't think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin is that voice," Sutter said at the time.

Mayans MC is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the women he loves.

Sutter will direct the pilot episode and serve as Executive Producer, with James serving as Co-Executive Producer.

The pilot is being produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, with production scheduled to begin in March.

For a little more background on the Mayans MC group, I turned to the page. Here's what they had to say.

The Mayans Motorcycle Club controls northern California and all of Nevada beside Las Vegas.

The President of their Oakland chapter is Marcus Alvarez and all of their members seem to be Hispanic, most likely Mexican.

They run two heroin factories near Oakland and are also involved in prostitution.

Their insignia is a Mayan tribal symbol and they are based on the real-life Mongols MC.

Their cuts bare the phrase "Los Asesinos de Dios" which in English means Assassins of God.

So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to a return to this world, even if your familiar players aren't involved? Hit us up in the comments!!

And if you never watched the original series, there's no time like the present to get involved. Watch Sons of Anarchy online to get a feel for Mayans MC!!

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Something happens at around 92 miles an hour - thunder-headers drown out all sound, engine vibrations travels at a heart's rate, field of vision funnels into the immediate and suddenly you're not on the road, you're in it. A part of it. Traffic, scenery, cops - just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you past. Sometimes I forget the rush of that. That's why I love these long runs. All your problems, all the noise, gone. Nothing else to worry about except what's right in front of you. Maybe that's the lesson for me today, to hold on to these simple moments. Appreciate them a little more - there's not many of them left. I don't ever want that for you. Finding things that make you happy shouldn't be so hard. I know you'll face pain, suffering, hard choices, but you can't let the weight of it choke the joy out of your life. No matter what, you have to find the things that love you. Run to them. There's an old saying, 'That what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' I don't believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things - your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that'll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you're broken.


Jax: I'm not going to turn into Clay.
Opie: I'm afraid I'm gonna turn into you.