Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC is on its way

The continuation has been given a pilot that'll be directed by creator Kurt Sutter

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During its seven-year run, Sons of Anarchy was one of FX's most popular shows.

Kurt Sutter's series, about a close-knit group of Californian motorcyclists, starred Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman and Mark Boone Junior. 

The creator has been vocal about revisiting the world in a potential spin-off ever since the final episode aired in 2014 but only now has FX greenlit the pilot for a continuation that's titled Mayans MC.

It is likely that fans would have seen the series earlier had Simmer not been hard at work on The Bastard Executioner, a series - featuring Ed Sheeran (really) - that didn't receive a full-season order.

The pilot episode will be directed by Sutter himself with shooting scheduled to begin in March; the Mayans featured in Sons of Anarchy as a fellow motorcycle club of the titular crew.

FX's other hit series includes Fargo, American Crime Story and American Horror Story which just wrapped its sixth season, Roanoke.

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