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'Sons Of Anarchy' Spin-Off Will Be Bringing Back A Beloved Character


Fans of the FX smash hit Sons of Anarchy are in for a treat, because the first glimpse of its spin-off has been released.

Set four years after its predecessor left off, Mayans MC will reportedly follow the story of Ezekiel 'EZ' Reyes in a "post Jax Teller world." Played by JD Pardo, EZ is a man fresh out of prison, who's making a name for himself as a prospect in the in SAMCRO's rival bike gang, the Mayans.

In an official synopsis released by FX, which stated: "EZ is the gifted son of a proud Latino family, whose American dream was snuffed out by cartel violence. Now, his need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape."

The 10-episode season, which will have an all-Latino cast, had undergone 95% worth of reshoots in its pilot, concerning several fans.

Creator Kurt Sutter - who also Otto in the originally series - wrote on Twitter that the practice is commonplace in the entertainment business.

"This was the process for SOA. Shows Fox/FX's commitment to series. Allows me and [Elgin James] to improve cast, script, and direction!" Sutter tweeted.

"What it does for me is it allows me to watch it and then go what didn't work, what did work, and really do a big rewrite," Sutter added.

Luckily the production team's hard work paid off, as a glimpse of Mayan MC can be seen in FX's latest advertisement.

When Mayans MC was confirmed in 2016 after months of speculation, fans were thrilled about the future spin-off and according to the head honchos at FX, they won't be disappointed.

"Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style," FX president of original programming Nick Grad told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James and this amazing cast, Mayans MC builds on the legacy of Sons of Anarchy, taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can't wait for the world to see," Grad added.

In FX's latest compilation video of its newest original shows, fans spotted a former Son's of Anarchy character returning for the spin-off much to their delight.

Check out who's riding on his motorcycle starting at 1:15:

You've guessed it, it's Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) who played the Mayan's hostile leader.

While the premiere date has not been announced, Mayans MC is expected to be released sometime between late summer and early fall.

Will you be watching Mayan MC?

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