After years of waiting, SOA universe is returning in the form of a spin-off, Mayans MC, set on the US-Mexico border, far away from SAMCRO. The Mayans, who were always a threat in SOA, later turned into vital allies after years of conflicts.
How is EZ Reyes different from Jax Teller?
Mayans MC is all about a charter set up after the end of Sons of Anarchy and is expected to be more than just SOA spin-off. The show’s lead, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (played by JD Pardo) is claimed to be different than Jax Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam).
EZ is a golden boy gone wrong, who wasn’t born and brought up on M.C. life and was getting a solid education that promised a better future. Something went wrong along the way, landing him in jail and disrupting a relationship with Emily (played by Sarah Bolger). Unlike Jax, EZ isn’t the prince. In fact, he is off-the-charts smart and was destined for a different life, which got snatched away.
Edward James Olmos will appear as EZ’s father Felipe and Clayton Cardenas as Angel Reyes, his younger brother. The show’s one of the creators, Elgin James, grew up in a world of gangs and violence but had never thought that he would draw his experiences to create a TV series. Elgin served one year in prison in 2011 for crimes arising from his involvement with FSU, a Boston gang.
While drawing criticism for making the story a criminal one, the series has also won praise for using Latino stars to present a Latino story. The series will be different from the original one but will draw on the same mythology.
According to Kurt Sutter, there will not be any crossover episodes, but the two worlds will collide in flashbacks. Maybe, we will get to see Jax’s sons in Mayans MC and it will be interesting to watch how they will face the truth of their father. Mayans MC will premiere on September 4, at 10 p.m. ET. Be sure to tune in to FX channel.