‘Mayans M.C.’ is an American crime drama TV show that airs on FX. The series first premiered on September 4, 2018. The show has been created by Kurt Sutter of ‘The Shield‘ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ fame, and Elgin James. ‘Mayans M.C.’, for people who aren’t aware of the show at all, is a ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spin-off. 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 that we can’t wait for the world to see”.
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. However, it struggles a bit to find its place, and it is difficult not to draw comparisons to the original, and the immense performative shadows cast by the Tellers of SOA.
Mayans M.C. Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Mayans M.C.’ includes JD Pardo who plays the role of Ezekiel EZ Reyes who has just been released from prison. The story revolves around him. Angel Reyes played by Clayton Cardenas is the brother of EZ. Edward Olmos who plays Felipe is the father of EZ and Angel; he also 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. She is now 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. There are several supporting and guest characters in this intricate world of biker gangs that run on alliances and feuds.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see most of the main characters return, and perhaps some new faces could be thrown into the mix to make things interesting. Also, we would not be surprised to see some familiar faces from the original show popping up here.