Deal With It

January 10, 2018

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Deal With It

A television show called Mayans MC, which FX is describing as “the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, will premiere” around labor day, probably in the same time slot as the last chapter.

The cable network insisted that the original Sons of Anarchy was a cinema verite look at the motorcycle club world. It turned out to be a fatuous, frequently cruel, chick show that self importantly compared itself to Hamlet. It was also the highest-rated drama in FX history for seven seasons. So it has been reincarnated. You can decide for yourself whether using a drowning dog for a life vest is good or bad karma and you can make your voice heard with your remote control.

The original Sons of Anarchy was supposed to give viewers the vicarious experience of being a Hells Angel: The Hells Angels mostly because the producers had heard of the Hells Angels and also those very same producers had actually been pitched a television series about a fictionalized version of the Hells Angels by a former Hells Angel named Chuck Zito. Well as it turned out, and as the producers were amazed to discover, there is more than one motorcycle club. Around the time the show was conceived in Los Angeles, the Mongols Motorcycle Club and the Hells Angels were reportedly exchanging rude oaths and ironic retorts, so an even more fictionalized version of the Mongols, called the Mayans, was inserted into the show.

Next Club Up

Now the Mayans have become the stars of the franchise, or saga as FX modestly calls their business venture. It has been in development for almost three years. Kurt Sutter, the genius who imagined this saga, unless you count Chuck Zito, talked about a Sons of Anarchy sequel in 2013. After SOA committed suicide in 2014, Sutter sold 10 episodes of a rollicking buddy comedy about Edward I’s quest to torture William Wallace to death. It was called The Bastard Executioner. To everyone’s surprise it flopped.

In 2016, Sutter teamed up with fellow genius Elgin James to create Mayans MC, “a dark, visceral family drama…in the spirit of Sons of Anarchy…that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1% outlaw, this time reflected through a Latino lens.” No one has ever seen the pilot for that one. It is in a box somewhere – probably a box in the same dark vault where they store The Bastard Executioner.

The first pilot episode was rewritten and re-shot and based on that mulligan FX has ordered 10 episodes of the next chapter of the saga.

Humanoids Issue Press Release

“Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style,” Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX, said. “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.”

“Mayans MC is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp.”

The show will star Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo and Carla Baratta.

An interesting man named Norberto Barba directed the pilot and, with Kurt Sutter, will be an executive producer.

According to his official biography, Barba is a Cuban American who :studied at Regis High School in New York City. After two years at Columbia University, he went to University of Southern California School of Cinema/Television. After earning his degree, he became a Director Fellow at The American Film Institute where he earned his postgraduate degree in film production.” Then he took some time off from show business to serve “in a Psychological Operations unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces.”

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42 Responses to “Deal With It”

  1. buzzbomb1976 Says:

    Thank god for this show, now the hipster/posers will hopefully buy up softails, slam em slap on some apes and let us all get back to dyna/fxr life as it once was!

  2. G-Dog Says:

    So who’s calling the shots on this one? Maria?

  3. Dutchboy Says:

    @Aaron, LMAO when I read your post. I’ll be watching for a Just Apes MC chapter in my neck of the woods. The only reason I can see for a new club is if it is forming around some other core relationship among the members. Bunch of grunts from the local Army base, a group of Masons, something like that, but Just Apes?? What next, Just Avon Tires? Only Hyperchargers? You are a better man than I. I would have busted out laughing.

  4. Sandmann Says:

    I love the Vicla/Cholo/SoCal style of bikes. It’s also super-rare where I live.

    Unfortunately, money is not exactly lying around in heaps so I might have to dream a little bit longer and rely on my faithful Dyna…

    Respect to the deserving,
    Tom

  5. Stickerman Says:

    Sons of Ikea was a soap opera. I don’t expect this show to be any different.

  6. Mercyful Fate Says:

    I’m one of a very few currently rocking a chromed out RK with apes in my area. I guess after this show premiers I’ll notice an increase in Cholo-style by the weekend warrior types. I expect to score some cheap parts in a couple years.

  7. Aanon Says:

    No joke. Coming back from the coast this morning, I see 2 dynas and a custom in front of a lil Mexican joint. Kerman ca. So I stop, bloody Mary and a few tacos should help. Was invited to a startup club,anyone is welcome, gotta have apes. They paid, so shit I listened. Apparently any color, any bike, just gotta have apes. Could actually taste the bullshit through the tacos.

  8. Mark Says:

    I dropped out into the 3rd season, way too stupid for me and kept going off deeper into La La Land. But here recently just before dinner it came on (reruns) and so I started watching it becaue it was the last of the last season. In the end some of the crew turned out to be fags and that was it, fuck SOA and their full on fake BS. So the Mayans, ain’t no way because it’s going to turn out that these guy go to chruch every Sunday and don’t steal. So some LOP can make a few fast bucks in Hollywood.

  9. Rebel Says:

    Dear RtC,

    The comment was sent from Los Angeles International Airport.

    Rebel

  10. RtC Says:

    BTW, Just got a notification that you DON’T want to click on “Choppo”‘s name/link!

    Trick of some kind, the son of a bitch has nerve coming here! Think it could be connected to FX. Says loging in to YAHOO.COM as CHOPPOFX.
    Hope nobody gets scammed!
    RESPECTS
    Redwolf

  11. RtC Says:

    Stroker, yeah I was reachin’. Couldn’t come up with any other excuse for sutter
    other than a good laugh. Have watched about 5mins. of SOA & same for that other abortion, devils ride, or whatever that other once-was group in Cali was called.
    Did catch 1 episode of the Warlocks on TV. I can only take so much BS at a time.
    This new abortion of Sutter’s will be more of “Must NOT watch TV” IMHO
    Winter is on it’s way out, again!

    RESPECTS to the REAL & especially the man REBEL,
    Redwolf

  12. stroker Says:

    @RTC:
    That clip’s an old one, but….made me laugh back then….was pretty well done for it’s time (stop animation)….gotta laugh…..inspiration for SOA??!! (just sayin)

  13. RtC Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAj0NvKt9pM

    Found Sutters original inspiration for soa

    RESPECTS to thr REAL & especially REBEL
    Redwolf

  14. oldskewl Says:

    Next up a Mexican LEOMC like IO.

  15. jay Says:

    this is gonna be hilarious…. the fake SOA are gonna be at odds with the fake mayans at their local stealership bike night…. i’ll bring the popcorn….

  16. Aanon Says:

    I make my rounds on a black road king with carlini gangster apes. Had a misunderstanding about a month ago when I was told apes and a rk are for cholos. This is gonna be a testy time I can see. Would say shoulda kept the evo softy, but it was set up the same. This is fucked. I can only imagine the dismay with the previous “club style bikes” and those who have actual reasons to set them up like that.

  17. Choppo Says:

    Well Elgin James is a chameleon when it comes to his race always playing the card when he can and is a documented rat who’s never owned a bike so he’s perfect to portray this club!!

  18. Anon Says:

    holy shit. have you guys ever heard someone who believes in what they are selling? articulate, well planed out sentences. fucking sutter over here knows he is selling shit on a shingle. he cant even get the words out, because he doesnt even believe he sold this shit.

    “uhhh uhhhmmm uhhhhh…biker……uhmmmmm uuuuuuhhhhhh culture….uhm…uhhhh.”

  19. Stevo Says:

    In the first video, is that cunt with the glasses Sutter? He has the body language and verbal diarrhoea of a junkie. What a creepy little man.

    Stevo

  20. Psycho Says:

    Get ready for the barrage of kids trading their 5 year old blacked out Dynas in for chrome clad Road Kings. At least I’ll be able to ride my FXR around without people asking me if I built it because of “that show.”
    Seriously though, if they wanted to make a real show following a prospect around, it’d mostly be watching them swab the decks at the clubhouse, re-stock the fridges, and organize the support gear for hours and hours on end. “Tune in next week to see Prospect Dumbass pick up cigarette butts in the parking lot!”

  21. Shovelhead Says:

    TX_Biker,
    Is Jax attached to that upside down cut hanging on the clubhouse wall?

  22. TX_Biker Says:

    @Iron Rider I might get add to the SOA cut I have hanging upside down in the clubhouse…

  23. Rock N Rollz Says:

    Forget the wannabe’s crap. Check out Rebel On The Highway the movie. Done by and staring REAL BIKER’s not Hollywood actors. rebelonthehighway.com

  24. rt Says:

    Heard thru the grapevine that Rey Sotelo tried to get on this show but they considered him to big of a douche bag.

  25. P Says:

    Surplus of used heritage softail classics coming in a couple years

  26. Dutchboy Says:

    Yes, there most likely will be a tidal wave of new “wannabes” kicked off by Mmc TV. Not all a bad thing, HD avoids the reaper for a little bit longer, Nike gets to sell some more white kicks (or will it be Justin Boots selling pointy toed cockroach killers?), and more entertainment at your local bike nights. One, more good thing, out of a hundred Jax Wannabes one or two may come to appreciate the life and grow into men worthy of being called “Brother”. How many of us started our journey at a theater? From “The Wild One” to “Wild Hogs” the life and cinema have been intertwined since the beginning.

  27. panamaa Says:

    Lmao…Paladin, that was fucking brilliant…

  28. Shovelhead Says:

    Great, now I’m gonna have to take those fishtails off my Shovel. Every swinging dick Yuppie asshole will be paying someone to build them a Cholo. Guess that’s good for you local Bike Builders!

    It will be funny though, to see these white punk wannabee (Mexican) Bikers with shirts buttoned only at the collar and head bands over their eyes.

    Hope they all run into a Home Depot wall!

    Respect to the real 1%

  29. Noneofyourbuisness Says:

    Here we go again… SMH.
    Disclaimer-
    DONT START YOUR BULSHIT NEW CLUBS!
    Might fall on your faces repeatedly

  30. Dasein Says:

    Paladin: No way I’m not watching all of those now. Great stuff! There’s so much talent”out there” no one ever knows about. Thanks

  31. Muck 1%er Says:

    @ Paladin,

    Thanks a lot. One episode in and now I’m hooked. Lmao

  32. Paladin Says:

    If you want to view the day to day drama inside a real biker gang, I give you the following: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5KhMzeZqzPTXIO86c26pk2tt_QrlJHw4 Sutter should aspire to this level of episodic excellence.

    Paladin

  33. Bone Head Says:

    Great. Anyone want to trade a 5-into-4 shovel gearset for my TV?

  34. warmick Says:

    You ever seen a western without gun play Rebel? Hardly. Even so, I bet a lot of people lived their entire lives in the old west without witnessing a single gun fight or Indian attack.
    A “true to real life” show about MCs would picture a bunch of brothers going on rides in between standing around yakking and drinking (and, of course, occationaly helping each other with personal problems) but just like a depiction of a 19th century rancher, farmer or grocery store owner going about his daily business, it wouldn’t have much viewer appeal.
    For what it is worth, Sonny Barger, who certainly enjoys some serious gravitas in the MC world, obviously thought enough of the show to participate.
    You, Rebel, and the rest of you commentators viewed enough of the SofA series to form an opinion and I strongly suspect you will be watching plenty of the new one.

  35. The Kraut Says:

    Fuck the Mayans MC… Kurt Sutter should be the recipient of a retroactive abortion.

    The Black Widows and Cholo from Pacoima would at least be satire and likely watchable…

    Respect to those who warrant respect

    The Kraut

  36. Paladin Says:

    Always the side show barker, Sutter may decide to promote his new show via discount coupons redeemable at local Mexican restaurants for free, all you can eat chips and salsa. Guacamole of course will cost extra.

    Paladin

  37. Iron Rider Says:

    Ugh… Well if you didnt get enough of the idiots running around in the SOA patch sets playing biker now we get to deal with it again as we’ll have idiots running around with Mayans patch sets on.

    Although I am sure that HDmay be happy about the Mayans show, they will get some more new riders wanting to play biker bad ass and sell a few more bikes…which will eventually leads to some new bikes in your local CL classifieds when some of the idiots find out riding isnt for everyone.

  38. Hold_The_Phone Says:

    Oh great, not this fuckery again.

  39. Muck 1%er Says:

    Well…this should be interesting. Lol

  40. Hillbilly Says:

    Best thing about SOA it made my old FXD worth a little more. All of these posers want to look like Jax pathetic

  41. Hillbilly Says:

    Just a chic drama with motorcycles. Wont be watching

  42. Johnny Rotten Says:

    GAAAAK
    sutter is a douche tsunami
    bad enuff as it is with pop ups flooding every dark corner
    cant wait to see the new camoflage on the streets
    or not

    respects to those deserving

    Johnny

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