The show will take place after the events of the Sons of Anarchy finale and focus on the motorcycle club's rivals, the Mayans. In the original show, the California-based Mayans peddled heroin, and in Mayans MC, one of the members, EZ Reyes will grapple with his desire for revenge against a drug cartel and his need for the women in his life to respect him.
Mayans MC is scheduled to shoot its pilot in March, with Sutter directing. Sutter co-wrote the script with Elgin James, a budding writer/director whose troubled childhood in Boston found him jumping between punk communities, gangs and juvenile detention. In 2007, James was profiled in Rolling Stone as a member of Friends Stand United, a band that formed in the late Eighties out of the Boston hardcore scene. He wrote and directed his first movie, Little Birds, in 2011.
Sons of Anarchy ended in 2014 after a seven season run.