‘Mayans M.C.’ will continue into a third season after the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spinoff was renewed on Monday by FX…
The behind-the-scenes drama surrounding ‘Mayans M.C.’ won’t stop the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spinoff from returning for a third season.
On Monday, FX officially renewed the outlaw motorcycle drama for season 3 following strong ratings performances in both seasons one and two. The current season will wrap up with a finale on Tuesday night but ahead of that episode airing, ‘Mayans M.C.’ has already been picked up for a third season.
“We’re happy to continue telling the story of Mayans M.C. with our partners at Fox 21 and excited that Elgin James has earned the opportunity to become the series’ showrunner,” Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment, said in a statement.
— Mayans MC (@MayansFX) November 4, 2019
The renewal comes just weeks after “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter was fired from “Mayans M.C.” as well as FX Networks after working together for more than a decade. Sutter lashed out at his exit by pointing to the creative constraints he faced after Disney took over ownership of FX following their massive purchase of FOX in 2018. Constantly butting heads with executives put Sutter at odds with the network, which resulted in him lashing out before he was finally removed from his position at FX Networks.
Prior to Sutter being fired, he had already planned to hand over full control of ‘Mayans M.C.’ to fellow co-creator Elgin James if the show was renewed for season 3.
Now it’s confirmed that “Mayans M.C.” will be back for a third season with James but Sutter will not have any participation on the show moving forward.