Despite firing series creator Kurt Sutter last month, FX has decided to keep on riding with Mayans M.C. According to Vital Thrills, the series was renewed Tuesday for a third season at the network. The announcement comes as the show gears up to end its second season with a bang on Tuesday night.
FX Entertainment’s President of Original Programming Nick Grad released a statement regarding the new season. He also touched on how the series will continue without Sutter. “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. 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.”
Sutter also created FX’s massively popular Sons of Anarchy, of which Mayans M.C. is a spin-off. Set after the events of the original series, the spin-off follows EZ Reyes after he gets out of prison and has to make a name for himself in the Mayans gang. Sutter was fired from the show in October following numerous complaints about his abrasive on-set behavior.
Mayans M.C. was part of FX’s massive fall TV slate this year. The Sons spin-off premiered earlier this year alongside the 9th season of American Horror Story and the 14th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. No official release date for the third season has been announced yet but, it’ll likely premiere sometime next fall.
Mayans M.C. airs its season 2 finale tonight (Tuesday, November 5th) on FX.