FX is ready to premiere the next story of the Sons of Anarchy saga, Mayans M.C. Sept. 4. The show, featuring an all-star cast including Edward James Olmos, Danny Pino, Clayton Cardenas, Michael Irby, Carla Barrata, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo and Richard Cabral, promises engrossing dramatics, and according to these critics, the show delivers and then some. Check out what they had to say.

“With such strong performances, Mayans is a place much more than most series in the era of Peak TV where, to paraphrase one of the characters, the real world comes crashing in. Here the impact is even greater with disputes on the US/Mexican border, strange political bedfellows, the washing of dirty money and guilty consciences as well as hogs, betrayal, ruthlessness and regret.” —Dominic Patten

Mayans benefits from the richness of its source material, and for Sons fans it’ll fit like a well-worn kutte.” —Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly

“…Mayans M.C. doesn’t come entirely from Kurt Sutter’s mind, for he made sure to incorporate Latinx writers into the mix to downplay his own voice in the telling of this new saga…Overall, FX’s new arrival holds the potential to be more sweeping and heartbreaking than its predecessor, and Mayans M.C. (mostly) successfully distances itself from Sons while preserving its legacy.” —Kimberly Ricci, Uproxx

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Mayans MC is a show gunning for a fanbase of its own. In no way it is demanding for the viewership of SoA fans (though it wouldn’t hurt). And that’s the right way to play this game.”–Merrill Barr, Forbes

I haven’t watched Sons of Anarchy, but I’m intrigued to watch Mayans M.C., whether or not I can pick up on the SoA Easter eggs. I’m ready for a new drama to get into, so I’m definitely going to give Mayans M.C. a go.

Here’s more about Mayans M.C. (official description from FX):

Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga.
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.

The series also stars Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, and Danny Pino. Recurring stars include Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, Vincent Rocco Vargas, Maurice Compte, Gino Vento, Tony Plana and Ada Maris.

Mayans M.C. was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. Norberto Barba directs the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Sutter and Barba, with James as Co-Executive Producer. The 10-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.”

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