Sons of Anarchy fans have known about Kurt Sutter’s vision to create a prequel based on the First Nine – the original nine charter members who started ‘Sons of Anarchy’ after returning home from Vietnam – for quite some time. As Sons began wrapping up, fans weren’t quite ready to say goodbye and that’s when the idea of the prequel first started making its rounds and even though it hasn’t yet come to fruition that hasn’t stopped Sutter from wanting to bring it to life.
While speaking with EW about his upcoming Sons spinoff, Mayans MC, Sutter echoed just what First Nine would look like and it already sounds incredible.
Sutter has also spoken of his plans to someday release John Teller’s manuscript ‘The Life and Death of Sam Crow’ that acted as a huge framing device for the early seasons of Sons of Anarchy. While he had originally planned on releasing it after the Sons series finale in 2014, the potential for a First Nine prequel made him rethink his decision.
When the time did finally come to dive back into the Sons universe though, both Sutter and FX knew that Mayans MC was the way to go.
Mayans MC will take place four years after the events of Sons of Anarchy. It follows EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), a former golden boy with the American Dream just within his reach, who is now fresh out of prison and prospecting for Mayans Motorcycle Club. The series stars JD Pardo, Law & Order: SVU alum Danny Pinto, Richard Cabral, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, and Antonio Jaramillo.