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.
Critics have also noted the strength of the series as it builds in intensity through season two:
“Mayans M.C. had expanded the world of Sons of Anarchy and allowed its characters to reach far greater heights. And those were some large shoes to fill. The bar may have been set higher for Mayans M.C. than for the rest of the season’s new shows, but the spin-off managed to exceed the expectations of even its most cynical viewers, and that’s why we have full faith in its future.”
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 86 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series including Snowfall, Pose, Mayans M.C., Taboo and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun, Mrs. America and A Teacher; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; a slate of docuseries and documentary features, including The Weekly with The New York Times; and the upcoming special A Christmas Carol. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.
About Fox 21 Television Studios
Fox 21 Television Studios, a division of Disney Television Studios, is devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios is responsible for the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (with FX Productions), as well as its follow-up “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” which also won the Emmy and Golden Globe for Outstanding Limited Series; the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin which enters its eighth and final season this year; the Emmy-winning “Fosse/Verdon” (with FX Productions) from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Joel Fields and Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams; the blockbuster “Sons of Anarchy” as well as its follow-up “Mayans M.C.” (with FX Productions) from co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James; “Queen of the South,” executive produced by David T. Friendly, Dailyn Rodriguez and Benjamin Daniel Lobato; the Emmy winning “Pose” (with FX Productions) from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh; the Emmy-nominated “Genius: Einstein” and its follow-up “Genius: Picasso.”; and “The Politician” from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan and starring Tony-winner Ben Platt and Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange. Upcoming series include Ryan Murphy’s “Ratched” starring Golden Globe and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson in the title role; “The Old Man” (with FX Productions) starring Academy Award winning Jeff Bridges and six-time Emmy winner John Lithgow; the newest installment of “American Crime Story” entitled “American Crime Story: Impeachment” (with FX Productions) starring Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein and Annaleigh Ashford; and the newest installment of “Genius” entitled “Genius: Aretha Franklin” starring Cynthia Erivo, Malcolm Barrett, Rebecca Naomi Jones, with Anthony Hemingway tapped to executive produce and direct the pilot. Fox 21 Television Studios shows have amassed a collective 120 Emmy nominations and 34 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards. Fox 21 Television Studios, ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television comprise Disney Television Studios, a collection of labels that produces the most award-winning, culture-defining programming across 16 broadcast, cable, digital and international platforms. Its programming now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world; in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.