Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Update: Recasting, Reshoots & More!

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It's been just under three years since Sons of Anarchy went off the air, and fans have been clamoring for more from the intricate world Kurt Sutter created ever since. 

Fans were delighted to learn that FX was actively looking at ways to extend the franchise, and even happier when the cabler ordered a pilot of Mayans MC


That announcement came in December 2016. Ever since, news has been scarce on the latest iteration of the franchise, leading fans to wonder what the heck was going on. 

The series was penned by Sutter and his producing partner Elgin James, so what could go wrong? Well, according to Deadline, there are some issues. 

As is always the case with pilots, they are there assess the strengths and weaknesses of a project, and changes are generally implemented to ensure the finished product is something the network is happy to air. 

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According to the report, Sutter will give up on directing the pilot, and will instead focus on the writing aspect of it. We know Sutter is a solid writer, so we do think this will benefit the series. 

In addition to the above changes, some of the roles are being recast, but there has been no indication about who is departing and who will be replacing them. 

We will have more clarity on that down the line if the show secures a series order. All things considered, this is encouraging news. 

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It shows FX thinks the idea is feasible with some changes, so it's great they are giving the producers a shot to right the ship and make the series more lucrative to the network. 

If you watch Sons of Anarchy online, you will know the Mayans had some key roles on the parent series, but will they really be able to carry their own series?

Sons of Anarchy Season 1 started in disappointing fashion before becoming into one of the best TV shows around. If the Mayans offshoot can get out of the gate running, it may be able to secure an audience. 

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The series will take place in the aftermath of Jax Teller's death, and we're intrigued about what they will do with the series. 

There is no word yet on when the reshoots will take place, but something tells us we should be hearing about a potential series order in the coming months. 

Over to you, Sons of Anarchy Fanatics. Will you watch this new series if it gets the greenlight?

Sound off below!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Sons of Anarchy Quotes

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.