Kurt Sutter has revealed more on his plans to expand his Sons of Anarchy world with a prequel series and Mayans spin-off. In speaking with Deadline, Sutter explained how the prequel would focus on the original members of Sons of Anarchy, which means some familiar faces might be included in the show.
Sutter stated in the interview that he has plans for a one season prequel that explores the relationships between founding members of the motorcycle club and how “the perception of the war and what an odd king of perception these Vets got when they returned home.”
In addition to a prequel series, Sutter is also planning on releasing an entirely new spin-off centered on the Mayans. “We were talking about the idea of doing things for other markets, like the Spanish speaking market,” he stated. “I casually said I’d be open to doing something with the Mayans. It’s the same [biker] subculture, but it’d be interesting to see the influences of that culture and how it impacts the subculture we already understand.”
Sutter added that the new series would not include anything that would conflict with the events in Sons of Anarchy. “I would do a contemporary piece, not a prequel, and place it far enough away from Northern California that it wouldn’t step on the mythology that’s already been told.”
Although Sutter is hesitant about any crossover between the two series, he did tell Entertainment Weekly that that some characters would inevitably make appearances as the new series moved forward. “It doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be some cool, ironic crossovers with familiar characters as the series progressed,” he stated.
Meanwhile, things are still early in the development of both shows. With that in mind, Sutter revealed that he is currently working with his writers to get a storyline framed. “We’re figuring out what that would look like and I’m in the process of meeting with writers and narrowing it down. My intent is, over the hiatus I’ll initiate a script for the pilot and take it from there.”
Sutter went on to add that he wants to bring in a writer that has background in the culture of the Spanish-speaking community.
“Whoever I hire to write that show is going to know the culture. I wouldn’t necessarily even feel comfortable running a show like that, being a white guy from New Jersey,” he said. “I really want to bring somebody I can guide with what I know, letting them put their life, family and cultural experience to add layers that I can’t provide.”
No word yet on when the Sons of Anarchy prequel or Mayans spin-off will premiere. While we wait for news on those shows, Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner, premieres Tuesday on FX.
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