With Kurt Sutter and Elgin James' Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C. set to come storming back to FX screens on September 3, the network is taking advantage of the buzz created by their presentation post-Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event to offer fans a fresh look at the series' return.
To say that fans were left with a lot to chew on at the end of last season would be an understatement, as the worlds of SoA and Mayans collided hard: EZ (JD Pardo) came face-to-face with his mother's killer – and without giving away too many spoilers? Let's just say that it's probably not going to lead to a "happy" ending for EZ, his father Felipe (Edward James Olmos), his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) – or the club. In fact, "The Road to Revenge" is a journey that will pit brother against brother…
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo) is a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ is trying to reconcile with his brother "Angel" (Clayton Cardenas) while searching for the truth behind their mother's death. Meanwhile, their father "Felipe" (Edward James Olmos) is struggling to lead his sons down a righteous path.
Co-created by Sutter and James, Mayans M.C. also stars Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, and Emilio Rivera. The series is executive produced by Sutter, James, and Kevin Dowling. FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios produce.
At the end of the show's freshman season, James spoke about what he wants the focus of the second season to be: getting to the heart and soul (???) of the cast of character that populate the world of Mayans M.C.
"I just want to go deeper and rawer. [The cast] all met and we all fell in love with each other. I think a big part of that is realizing our hearts are all broken in the same places. And so now we have that trust in each other to go deeper."