'Mayans MC' creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James might have to weave 'Sons of Anarchy' into season 2
The question has been on fans' minds for a while now: who from 'Sons of Anarchy', which ended its seven-season run in 2014, will be coming back for an appearance on 'Mayans MC' ? This means the creators have to bring the past to the present.
Kurt Sutter's 'Sons of Anarchy' has been a favorite of ours. So when creators Sutter and Elgin James created its spin-off series titled 'Mayans MC', fans were sure that the latter will be incorporating some elements and characters from its parent series. At one point, Sutter had said that the 'Mayans MC' mythology "sprung from the womb of 'Sons of Anarchy', but anyone who has taken the time to watch, knows it has become its own mythical creature".
'Mayans MC' did take away fans from the world of 'Sons of Anarchy', not so much though, especially with some characters from the parent show making an appearance in the premiere episode of the first season itself like Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Les Packer (Robert Patrick). Considering the finale episode of the first season didn't conclude things on a bright note for most of the characters, we are now expecting to see more crossover scenes.
The question has been on fans' minds for a while now: who from 'Sons of Anarchy', which ended its seven-season run in 2014, will be coming back for an appearance on 'Mayans MC' ? As this means that the creators have to bring the past to the present.
'Mayans M.C.' takes place four years after the events of 'Sons of Anarchy' and is set hundreds of miles away in the fictional California border town of Santo Padre. The series focuses on the Mexican-American motorcycle clubs Mayans with the struggles of Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (J. D. Pardo), a prospect in the charter of the Mayan M.C. based on the U.S.-Mexico border, also at its center.
Also at the center is Emilio Rivera's Marcus Alvarez, who has now joined the Galindo Cartel and will be working closely with Danny Pino's Miguel Galindo.
"For me, it was using that device to tell the story of how the worlds intersected," Sutter had said about the meaning behind Gemma’s appearance. "That EZ was inside while Clay [Ron Perlman] was incarcerated. Like there was crossover, to give people a sense of the timeline. I don’t know if I’ll use her or that device again, but if I need to, I’ve established it.”
There are also other cast members from 'Sons of Anarchy' who are playing an important part in the narrative. For instance, there is David Labrava's Happy, an OG SAMCRO member who has information about EZ's death and his brother Angel Ruiz's (Clayton Cardenas) mother's death. The brothers are looking for answers and it looks like they will get them from Happy.
"Working with D.L. has been amazing, you’re going to see a lot of Happy this season because there’s a lot of stuff to unpack. I can’t say where it ends because we’re still figuring it out, but you can expect to spend a lot of time with the character this season," James had said. But don't expect this to be Happy's long association with the show for James is also reported saying that Happy will be dying in episode 3.
Not just character crossovers, but there are plotlines that need to be carried forward as well - something that one must look out for in season two. "I find what you’ll ultimately continue to see is, especially towards the end [of 'Sons of Anarchy'], as Jax was sort of laying down the law in terms of what he wanted the club to do, and one of the things was handing off the guns to Alvarez. We’ll continue to see that play out. I’d like to think that there is continuity between worlds. I don’t know if there’s any other [connection] than more towards the end of Sons to what they’re doing [now], but I’m sure there are some that I’m not even aware of.”
Season 2 of 'Mayans MC' will be premiering on FX on September 3, 2019.