'Mayans MC' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, and everything you need to know about the FX show

After a long, long wait, fans of Kurt Sutter's 'Mayans MC' and 'Sons of Anarchy' have got some good news: the show has been picked up by FX for a third season!


                            'Mayans MC' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, and everything  you need to know about the FX show

Kurt Sutter's 'Mayans MC' has been picked up by FX for a third season. It was a long wait for fans since the news of Sutter's firing had prompted fans to believe that they might not get a season 3 - many were mentally prepared to let the series go

Yet, many decided to remain patient: the news of season 2 renewal was announced just after season one ended, which means, it wasn't late for season 3 either. And their patience paid off. Ahead of the season 2 finale premiere, FX announced the renewal of 'Mayans MC' for a third season. 

Release date

The announcement of the series being picked up comes only now. While there are no specific dates out yet, the show will likely follow its fall release format. 

Plot

Taking place two-and-a-half years after the events of 'Sons of Anarchy', 'Mayans MC' is set in the same universe as Kurt Sutter's previous superhit series 'SOA'. The show is set hundreds of miles away in the fictional California border town of Santo Padre and focuses on the struggles of Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo), a prospect - a golden boy, if you may, in the charter of the Mayans M.C. based on the U.S.–Mexico border.

Cast

JD Pardo as EZ

J.D. Pardo attends the premiere of FX's "Mayans M.C." Season 2 at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on August 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Playing the role of EZ, JD Pardo delivers a strong performance. In season 2 particularly, where his character has witnessed a massive arc. His character begins season 2 on a mission: to find out who killed his mother Marisol. And by the end of season 2, he finds the answers. But obviously, they come at a price. 

The actor is best known for his role of Edward Araujo, Jr./Gwen Amber Rose Araujo in the 'A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story.' He has also worked on the sci-fi series 'Revolution.' 

Clayton Cardenas as Angel 

Clayton Cardenas attends the premiere of FX's "Mayans M.C." Season 2 at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on August 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

 

As Angel, Clayton Cardenas has played the most conflicting character of season 2. Ailed with a lot of emotional baggage, season 2 was a rollercoaster for Angel - especially with his baby mama Adelita (Carla Baratta) being arrested by Potter (Ray McKinnon). At the same time, he must find out about his mother's killer and come to terms with his past. Season 2 has been a constant struggle for the character. 

Cardenas is known for his work on 'American Crime', 'FBI', S.W.A.T', but notably for 'Mayans MC'.

Sarah Bolger as Emily Galindo

Sarah Bolger arrives at the premiere of FX's "Mayan M.C." Season 2 at ArcLight Cinerama Dome on August 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

 

Bolger's Emily is driven by a mad passion this season. She leaves no stone unturned to get what she wants. While her character started off as EZ's high school sweetheart, it evolved into a much substantial role calling the shots. 

The actress is known for her work on 'In America', 'Stormbreaker', 'The Spiderwick Chronicles' and 'Emelie'. She won an IFTA award for her performance in 'The Tudors'.  

Creators

Co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James

Elgin James speaks onstage at FX's "Mayans" FYC Event at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

'Mayans MC' is born out of the belly of 'Sons of Anarchy', which was created by Kurt Sutter. Even though he won't be handling the reins of the show going forward, he had announced in August that he will be handing over the show to co-creator Elgin James.

"It’s time for the white guy to leave the building," he had said. "If we are lucky enough to have a season 3, I will be stepping back as day to day showrunner and handing the reins to my talented and passionate partner, Elgin James," he continued, but promised that he would be "involved in a producorial capacity".

Slated for air in the fall on 2020, Elgin James will serve as the sole showrunner for season 3.

Trailer

There is no trailer released for season 3 as of yet. 

Where to watch

The show airs on FX.  

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