It’s been a long road traveled for the cast and crew of FX’s Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C. The development process saw shake-ups to the original cast and it’s been two months since a brief teaser trailer gave audiences’ their first glimpse of the Mayans motorcycle club. Now, FX has announced the new series debuts Labor Day weekend.
The 10-episode series tells the story of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (played by JD Pardo) as he navigates the world of the Mayans M.C. (motorcycle club), as well as life out of prison. EZ also has to deal with his father, set to be played by Edward James Olmos. Overseen by Cuban showrunner Norberto Barba, Mayans M.C. also stars Emilio Rivera, Clayton Cardenas, Carla Baratta, and Danny Pino.
It’s pretty crazy that it’s taken over two years for this show to come to fruition but it’s finally here. It’ll be interesting to see how Mayans M.C. plays in these current times, particularly considering FX is a subsidiary of Fox, itself mired in controversy due to its association with Fox News. Could a series starring and run by Latinos do something to challenge the stereotypes about our community?
Mayans M.C. premieres September 4 at 10 p.m. on FX.