Two years after the end of Sons of Anarchy (on TV, anyway; creator Kurt Sutter has worked with BOOM! Studios to bring comics to life since then), interest remains strong in a follow-up.
Sutter, for his part, is reportedly working on a prequel series that will apparently not feature Hunnam's Jax Teller, the protagonist of Sons of Anarchy.
Why not? Well, while doing an interview at Comic Con International: San Diego last week, Hunnam explained the math just doesn't work out.
"I do believe it is happening, but I don't think I'm a part of it, because I wasn’t born when that was happening," Hunnam told Entertainment Tonight. "I believe it's sort of like an origin of motorcycle culture in America," he added, but then conceded, "I'm really just making it up, because I don't know any facts."
Back in May it was reported that a follow-up, titled Mayans MC, will be co-created by Sutter and Elgin James (Little Birds), with James writing the pilot script and both producing. The series will center on the Mayans, one of the motorcycle clubs who served as antagonists in Sons of Anarchy, and will be a dark family drama like Sons, but this time with a largely Latin American cast.
“I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice,” New Jersey-born Sutter told Deadline at the time. “Because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin is that voice.”
Mayans MC is currently in development at Fox 21 Television, with an eye toward a possible fall 2017 premiere date. Hunnam is working on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword with director Guy Ritchie.