Since it became the most-watched new cable drama after its season one premiere, Mayans M.C. has been a consistent draw for FX audiences and with season two wrapping up on Tuesday night it looks like the network has more plans for the motorcycle drama.
Mayans M.C. has been greenlit for season three and is making some changes in its wake. This isn’t surprising. The show famously changed out several cast members for its recut pilot, but now it looks like Elgin James will be spearheading the next season in the wake of Kurt Sutter, who created Sons of Anarchy of which Mayans is a spinoff, was fired after an internal investigation conducted by Disney.
There’s no discussion about where Mayans will go now, but the series has followed member EZ Reyes (J.D. Pardo) as he navigates being a member of the club and his own personal issues. Season two followed EZ as he battled with his estranged brother and his father, played by Edward James Olmos, and more back story about their family history was revealed.
It’s not news that James is taking over as showrunner. His name has already come up when Sutter admitted last year he didn’t want the series to be spearheaded by a white man and announced that he’d be stepping back and James would be given creative control. It’s unclear how much the show will change under his flag.
In a statement, Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Entertainment, explains, “Kurt Sutter identified and chose Elgin as his partner on the show from the outset and Elgin has been instrumental to the success of the series, leveraging his experience and creative vision to make Mayans M.C. with this incredible cast, crew and creative team.”
Mayans M.C. is scheduled to return for season three in Fall 2020.