- Category: Television
- Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2019 11:33
FX's show "Mayans M.C.'s" future was in question last week when creator Kurt Sutter was fired from the "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off, but news of a renewal for a third season was announced Monday night. Read the official press release below.
The season two finale of "Mayans M.C." airs tonight on FX at 10pm so the news comes at a good time after the controversy put in question a season three.
Kurt Sutter was fired by Disney mid-October, who now owns FX, for bad behavior on set, according to reports. Many were doubting the show under executive producer Elgin James would continue, but this new press release announces James as the new show runner for the next season.
Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2019 – Mayans M.C. has been renewed for a third season, building on the strength of its current second season, it was announced today by Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. It was additionally announced that Co-Creator and Executive Producer Elgin James will serve as showrunner for the series’ third season, which is scheduled to return to FX in the fall of 2020.
“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,” said Grad. “Kurt Sutter identified and chose Elgin as his partner on the show from the outset and Elgin has been instrumental to the success of the series, leveraging his experience and creative vision to make Mayans M.C. with this incredible cast, crew and creative team.”
“Keeping this vibrant series strong is a huge priority to everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions and of course FX, which has been a spectacular home and platform for both Mayans M.C. and Sons before it,” commented Fox 21 TVS President Bert Salke.
After finishing 2018 as cable’s most-watched new series for the year in Adults 18-49, Mayans M.C. returned strong for its second season, currently ranking #6 in Adults 18-49 among the 172 cable scripted series in 2019 and in the Top 10 in all other key demos (Live+7). Across all linear and non-linear platforms, Mayans M.C. is averaging 4.6 million Total Viewers per episode.
Mayans M.C. returns tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 5th, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX with the season two finale, “Hunahpu.” The need for justice ignites tough decisions for the Reyes brothers and the MC. (Written by Kurt Sutter; directed by Elgin James)
Created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in the award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ is trying to reconcile with his brother “Angel” (Clayton Cardenas) while searching for the truth behind their mother’s death. Meanwhile, their father “Felipe” (Edward James Olmos) is struggling to lead his sons down a righteous path. The series also stars Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino and Emilio Rivera. Mayans M.C. is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.