|Theme music composer|
|Opening theme||"Nunca" by David Hidalgo & Los Refugio Tiernos (seasons 1–2)|
"Nunca" by Diana Gameros (season 2)
|Composer||Bob Thiele Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||40 (list of episodes)|
|Production locations||Los Angeles, California|
|Running time||46–70 minutes|
|Distributor||20th Television (Seasons 1–2)|
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (Season 3–present)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 4, 2018 –|
|Preceded by||Sons of Anarchy|
Mayans M.C. (also known simply as Mayans) is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, that premiered on September 4, 2018, on FX. The show takes place in the same fictional universe as Sons of Anarchy and deals with the Sons' rivals-turned-allies, the Mayans Motorcycle Club.
A second season premiered on September 3, 2019. A third season premiered on March 16, 2021, and a fourth season premiered on April 19, 2022. In July 2022, the series was renewed for a fifth season.
Mayans M.C. takes place two-and-a-half years after the events of Sons of Anarchy and is set hundreds of miles away in the fictional California border town of Santo Padre. The series focuses on the struggles of Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes, a prospect in the charter of the Mayans M.C. based on the U.S.–Mexico border. EZ is the gifted son of a proud Mexican family, whose American dream was snuffed out by cartel violence. Now, his need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape.
|Season 1||Season 2||Season 3||Season 4|
|President||Obispo “Bishop” Losa||Marcus Álvarez
Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes
|Vice President||Che "Taza" Romero||Obispo "Bishop" Losa
Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes
|Sergeant at Arms (El Pacificador)||Hank "El Tranq" Loza|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||September 4, 2018||November 6, 2018|
|2||10||September 3, 2019||November 5, 2019|
|3||10||March 16, 2021||May 11, 2021|
|4||10||April 19, 2022||June 14, 2022|
Main article: Mayans M.C. (season 1)
|Title [i]||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Perro/Oc"||Norberto Barba||Kurt Sutter & Elgin James||September 4, 2018||1WBD78||2.53|
|2||2||"Escorpión/Dzec"||Norberto Barba||Kurt Sutter||September 11, 2018||1WBD02||2.01|
|3||3||"Búho/Muwan"||Guy Ferland||Sean Tretta & Andrea Ciannavei||September 18, 2018||1WBD03||2.10|
|4||4||"Murciélago/Zotz"||Hanelle Culpepper||Kurt Sutter & Santa Sierra||September 25, 2018||1WBD04||1.53|
|5||5||"Uch/Opossum"||Batán Silva||Bryan Gracia||October 2, 2018||1WBD05||1.39|
|6||6||"Gato/Mis"||Félix Enríquez Alcalá||Debra Moore Muñoz||October 9, 2018||1WBD06||1.35|
|7||7||"Cucaracha/K'uruch"||Rachel Goldberg||Elgin James||October 16, 2018||1WBD07||1.29|
|8||8||"Rata/Ch'o"||Peter Weller||Andrea Ciannavei & Kurt Sutter||October 23, 2018||1WBD08||1.22|
|9||9||"Serpiente/Chikchan"||Norberto Barba||Sean Tretta & Kurt Sutter||October 30, 2018||1WBD09||1.23|
|10||10||"Cuervo/Tz'ikb'uul"||Elgin James||Kurt Sutter||November 6, 2018||1WBD10||1.31|
Main article: Mayans M.C. (season 2)
|Title [j]||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|11||1||"Xbalanque"||Kevin Dowling||Kurt Sutter||September 3, 2019||2WBD01||1.39|
|12||2||"Xaman-Ek"||Sebastian "Batán" Silva||Sean Tretta & Andrea Ciannavei||September 10, 2019||2WBD02||1.06|
|13||3||"Camazotz"||Guy Ferland||Elgin James & Jenny Lynn||September 17, 2019||2WBD03||1.12|
|14||4||"Lahun Chan"||Rebecca Rodriguez||Bryan Gracia||September 24, 2019||2WBD04||1.04|
|15||5||"Xquic"||Rachel Goldberg||Debra Moore Munoz||October 1, 2019||2WBD05||1.00|
|16||6||"Muluc"||Guy Ferland||Andrea Ciannavei||October 8, 2019||2WBD06||1.03|
|17||7||"Tohil"||Peter Weller||Jenny Lynn||October 15, 2019||2WBD07||1.10|
|18||8||"Kukulkan"||Allison Anders||Sean Tretta||October 22, 2019||2WBD08||1.01|
|19||9||"Itzam-Ye"||Kevin Dowling||Kurt Sutter & Elgin James||October 29, 2019||2WBD09||1.05|
|20||10||"Hunahpu"||Elgin James||Kurt Sutter||November 5, 2019||2WBD10||0.95|
Main article: Mayans M.C. (season 3)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|21||1||"Pap Struggles with the Death Angel"||Michael Dinner||Elgin James||March 16, 2021||3WBD01||0.84|
|A border shutdown squeezes the Mayan’s heroin trade setting off an internal clash over the future of the club. EZ and Angel grapple with the fallout of family secrets recently come to light. The Galindos grow apart as Miguel loses himself in his grief and search for answers.|
|22||2||"The Orneriness of Kings"||Michael Dinner||Sean Tretta||March 16, 2021||3WBD02||0.54|
|Now a full patch member, EZ proposes a bold plan that could change the course of the club; Adelita is freed from the U.S. government only to discover all is not as she left it with the L.O.; Coco's demons lead him to a new low.|
|23||3||"Overreaching Don't Pay"||Rachel Goldberg||Andrea Ciannavei & Jenny Lynn||March 23, 2021||3WBD03||0.84|
|24||4||"Our Gang's Dark Oath"||Brett Dos Santos||Bryan Gracia & Sara Price||March 30, 2021||3WBD04||0.71|
|25||5||"Dark, Deep-Laid Plans"||Elgin James||Debra Moore Muñoz||April 6, 2021||3WBD05||0.61|
|26||6||"You Can't Pray a Lie"||Elgin James||Andrea Ciannavei||April 13, 2021||3WBD06||0.73|
|27||7||"What Comes of Handlin' Snakeskin"||Elgin James||Bryan Gracia||April 20, 2021||3WBD07||0.87|
|28||8||"A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescue"||Alonso Alvarez-Barreda||Jenny Lynn||April 27, 2021||3WBD08||0.79|
|29||9||"The House of Death Floats By"||Elgin James||Sean Tretta||May 4, 2021||3WBD09||0.78|
|30||10||"Chapter the Last, Nothing More to Write"||Elgin James||Elgin James & Debra Moore Muñoz||May 11, 2021||3WBD10||0.81|
Main article: Mayans M.C. (season 4)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|31||1||"Cleansing of the Temple"||Elgin James||Elgin James||April 19, 2022||4WBD01||0.68|
|32||2||"Hymn Among Ruins"||Elgin James||Debra Moore Muñoz||April 19, 2022||4WBD02||0.56|
|33||3||"Self Portrait in a Blue Bathroom"||Brett Dos Santos||Gerald Cuesta||April 26, 2022||4WBD03||0.51|
|34||4||"A Crow Flew By"||Michael D. Olmos||Sara Price||May 3, 2022||4WBD04||0.54|
|35||5||"Death of the Virgin"||Elgin James||Sean Clayton Varela||May 10, 2022||4WBD05||0.52|
|36||6||"When I Die, I Want Your Hands on my Eyes"||Melissa Hickey||Elba Román-Morales||May 17, 2022||4WBD06||0.60|
|37||7||"Dialogue with the Mirror"||Elgin James||Debra Moore Muñoz & Richard Cabral||May 24, 2022||4WBD07||0.63|
|38||8||"The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man"||Danny Pino||Debra Moore Muñoz||May 31, 2022||4WBD08||0.64|
|39||9||"The Calling of Saint Matthew"||Brett Dos Santos||Gerald Cuesta & Sara Price||June 7, 2022||4WBD09||0.77|
|40||10||"When the Breakdown Hit at Midnight"||Elgin James||Elgin James & Sean Varela||June 14, 2022||4WBD10||0.62|
On May 11, 2016, it was announced that FX had begun formal script development on a spinoff of the television series Sons of Anarchy. The long-rumored offshoot, entitled Mayans M.C., was created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, with James writing the pilot script and both executive producing. Production companies announced as being involved with the series included Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. On December 1, 2016, FX officially gave the production a pilot order. It was also announced that Sutter would direct the series' pilot episode.
On July 5, 2017, it was announced that the pilot would be undergoing reshoots and that Norberto Barba would be replacing Sutter as director of the episode as Sutter planned to exclusively focus on the writing of the episode. Additionally, it was reported that various roles would be recast and that Barba would also be serving as an executive producer.
On January 5, 2018, FX announced at the annual Television Critics Association's winter press tour that the production had been given a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. On June 28, 2018, it was reported that the series would premiere on September 4, 2018. On October 1, 2018, it was announced that FX had renewed the series for a second season which premiered on September 3, 2019. On November 4, 2019, FX renewed the series for a third season which premiered on March 16, 2021. On May 3, 2021, FX renewed the series for a fourth season which premiered on April 19, 2022. On July 24, 2022, FX renewed the series for a fifth season.
In February 2017, it was announced that Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, J. D. Pardo, and Antonio Jaramillo had been cast in lead roles in the pilot. In March 2017, it was reported that Richard Cabral, Sarah Bolger, Jacqueline Obradors, and Andrea Londo had also been cast. In October 2017, it was announced that Michael Irby and Raoul Trujillo had been cast in series regular roles. In November 2016, it was reported that Emilio Rivera would be reprising his role of Marcus Álvarez from Sons of Anarchy in the series. On April 25, 2017, it was announced that Carla Baratta would be replacing Andrea Londo in the role of Adelita. Additionally, it was reported that Maurice Compte had been cast in a potentially recurring role. On May 1, 2017, it was reported that Efrat Dor would joining the cast in a potentially recurring capacity. In October 2017, it was announced that Danny Pino and Vincent Vargas had been cast in the pilot with Pino in a starring role. In April 2018, it was announced that Gino Vento and Tony Plana had been cast in recurring roles. On July 22, 2018, Sutter revealed in an interview with Deadline Hollywood that Ortiz had been replaced by Michael Irby.
Principal photography for the pilot episode was expected to begin in March 2017. In July 2017, it was reported that the pilot would undergo reshoots that would take place in late summer 2017. Those reshoots reportedly began during the week of October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles.
On June 8, 2018, the series held an official world premiere sneak peek at the annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, executive producer/director Norberto Barba, and cast members took part in the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally in downtown Austin. This was followed by a screening of an exclusive clip from the show and a question-and-answer panel at the Paramount Theatre with guests including producers Sutter, James, and Barba as well cast members such as J. D. Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger, Carla Baratta, Richard Cabral, Antonio Jaramillo, Emilio Rivera, Danny Pino, Michael Irby, Vincent Vargas, Raoul Trujillo, and Frankie Loyal.
On July 22, 2018, the series held a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The panel was moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Lynnette Rice and included creators Sutter and James as well as cast member J.D. Pardo. The panel also included a screening of the first thirteen minutes of the pilot episode.
On August 28, 2018, the series held its official premiere at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Those in attendance included J.D. Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Clayton Cardenas, Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Raoul Max Trujillo, Danny Pino, Antonio Jaramillo, Richard Cabral, Maurice Compte, Carla Baratta, Emilio Rivera, and Yadi Valeria.
As of 2018, Mayans M.C. is airing in the following countries and channels: The series premiered on September 4, 2018, on FoxPremium in South America and FXNow in Canada. It premiered on September 5, 2018, on Fox Showcase in Australia, Canal+ in France, Neon in New Zealand, and HBO in Denmark, Norway, Spain, Finland and Sweden. In 2019, it was made available in the UK by BBC iPlayer.
|1||72% (36 reviews)||57 (19 reviews)|
|2||100% (5 reviews)||—|
|3||No score (2 reviews)||—|
|4||No score (1 review)||—|
See also: Mayans M.C. (season 1) § Reception
On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 72% approval rating with an average rating of 6.43 out of 10 based on 36 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Mayans M.C. is a thrilling drama with compelling characters, but it struggles to find its pace and the Tellers are hard to forget." On Metacritic, the season has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
See also: Mayans M.C. (season 2) § Reception
On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a perfect 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.75 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers
|1||Tuesday 10:00 pm||10||September 4, 2018||2.53||November 6, 2018||1.31||1.60||TBD||0.63|
|2||10||September 3, 2019||1.39||November 5, 2019||0.95||1.07||TBD||0.39|
|3||10||March 16, 2021||0.84||May 11, 2021||0.81||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|4||10||April 19, 2022||0.68||June 14, 2022||0.62||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2019||ICG Publicists Awards||Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Television Award||Chris Kaspers||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Richard Cabral||Nominated|||
|2021||Imagen Foundation Awards||Best Actor - Television (Drama)||J. D. Pardo||Won|||
|Best Supporting Actor - Television (Drama)||Edward James Olmos||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress - Television (Drama)||Sulem Calderon||Nominated|
|Best Primetime Program - Drama||Mayans M.C.||Nominated|
|2022||BMI Film & TV Awards||BMI Cable Television Awards||David Wingo||Won|||
|American Society of Cinematographers Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episode of a One-Hour Series for Commercial Television||David Stockton||Nominated|||
For the second season, see "Mayans M.C.: Season Two Ratings". TV Series Finale. November 6, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
For the third season, see "Mayans M.C.: Season Three Ratings". TV Series Finale. May 12, 2021. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
For the fourth season, see "Mayans M.C.: Season Four Ratings". TV Series Finale. April 20, 2022. Retrieved April 20, 2022.