The Mayans M.C. Angel actor, Clayton Cardenas, believes that season 3’s composition and setting have improved after showrunner Kurt Sutter’s departure from the series. Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC, served as a spin-off from the 2008 neo-western biker drama and was released on FX in October 2018. The new show focuses on Sons’ rivals who became allies – the Mayans Motorcycle Club – and his patch member, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a talented Mexican man whose dream was destroyed by cartel violence. The series was arguably one of FX’s biggest hits during season one, scoring 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. After earning its professional run, FX quickly revamped the series for Season 2, which kicked off in September 2019.
Although the following season of Mayans M.C. was well received, the show’s future was in danger in October 2019 when showrunner Kurt Sutter was fired by FX over allegations of workplace misconduct. To address his resignation, Sutter even wrote a letter to the cast and crew of his biker drama, apologizing for how his “arrogance and chronic distraction” led to “feelings of hostility and abandonment” on sets. After Sutter’s recording, fans were concerned that FX would pull the plug on Mayan’s M.C. But those fears weren’t justified, as just a month later, the system picked up the show to get a third season. Sutter’s vacant position was also quickly filled, with series co-creator and executive producer Elgin James stepping into the role. Currently, just over a year later, Mayans M.C is now gearing up for his return on March 16, and as indicated by the show’s cast, they have benefited from the recent creative stir.
On Tuesday, during a conversation with Gamespot, Cardenas discussed how the lack of Kurt Sutter affected season 3. According to Cardenas, with Sutter gone and James taking his place, filming had become a more soothing and welcoming experience for Mayans M.C. Cardenas praised James’s new direction and stated that the creator makes sure everyone’s voices are heard. The actor is also quite fond of writing in the new season which he says is very authentic and takes full advantage of the possibility of his personality, Angel. Read what Cardenas had to say below:
It is day and night. It’s just the best thing that could ever have happened for the show. The environment in which we operate [in]It’s so much fun – it’s a relaxing, comforting environment. You know, everyone is excited to come to work. I feel like I finally have the advantage. I feel like I am in a position to succeed. I feel like the writing is meant for me. I feel like I don’t need to spark a conversation, you know? I feel like writing is rolling off my tongue today.
Elgin is this great creator and writer, and you know, he creates a family bond, ”continued Cardenas. So again, it makes it welcoming. And everyone is proud of what is being done, everyone feels their voice has been heard. And what more could you want? Do you understand, what more could you want from a maker and manager?
As Cardenas noted, Season 3 integrates Angel into a bigger role and offers him a chance to shine. The abrasive, bombastic barbaric new season has several emotional and mental dilemmas in store for the personality. For starters, in order to stop his father’s deportation, Angel will be forced to give incriminating information to U.S. Assistant District Attorney Lincoln Potter. In doing so, he would endanger the freedom of his buff and rebel leader Adeilta and leave her to give birth to his son from federal custody. Angel would also get closer to his brother, EZ, after learning the truth about his mother’s death. But the family reunion will be short-lived, just as Angel and the Maya will become embroiled in a major tragedy involving the discovery of the body of a former STD member in the Mexican desert.
With the announcement of Cardenas, it’s clear that James’ promotion to showrunner bodes well for the series. When Sutter was fired from Mayans M.C., there were concerns about the future of inventive storytelling. Fans and viewers feared the story would be watered down in the hands of James and Disney, who bought 21st Century Fox and, by extension, FX in early 2019. But that is certainly not true, because the actors are quite satisfied with how things turned out. formed under the direction of the new showrunner. The world Sutter built with Sons of Anarchy is still highly respected, and its importance as a foundation stone and fitting template for Mayans M.C. remains intact. But now, in this new era, James is helping the series find its own individuality independent of the Jax Teller world.