At the time very little was known about the new project that Sutter was working on developing.
But now there's just a little bit more about the series getting out there in the public eye as Sutter does interviews for his new upcoming series, The Bastard Executioner.
In a recent interview, Sutter said that The Mayans (Not the name, I am just calling it that) will be a contemporary story. Which is code for "Living or occurring at the same Time," and/or "Belonging to or occurring to the present." There, I just learned something.
This means it is not a prequel which makes sense, considering that if they went with the prequel idea, it might have been tough to snag some of the cast from the original series for potential appearances.
Wait, what did I say? Something about original cast from SoA having potential appearances?
Why yes, yes I did, because Sutter said that the new series COULD include characters from the original series.
But being contemporary, that means that any cast that might show up would be either those in flashbacks or those that have survived that last season of SoA, considering it was open season on smiting half the beloved characters of the show.
Sutter said that the Mayans spinoff will be the same kind of biker subculture but we'll see how the Hispanic culture will influence this world. He said he would do a piece far enough away from the NorCal environment so that it won't interfere or step on the mythology of SoA.
Then he said, "It doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be some cool, ironic crossovers with familiar characters as the series progressed. I wouldn’t want to set it too close to the world we already know, and step on that … My intent is, over the hiatus I’ll initiate a script for the pilot and take it from there."
That statement gives me anticipatory chills.
Now if you've been hovering around my sites, you also know I've caught wind of a Sons of Anarchy prequel. This rumor or hope was in the wind almost as soon as Jax closed out the SoA series.
If Sutter were to tackle a prequel, he said that it would follow John Teller and Piney as they meet while on the field of the Vietnam War, then returning home and starting the infamous SAMCRO club.
He's also smart enough to know that it should only be a limited series, considering how much of it SoA fans just might know already.
Either way, if you're a Kurt Sutter fan or SoA fan, this all is very exciting.
News source: EW.
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