“Mayans M.C.” co-showrunner Kurt Sutter says he’ll step down from the spinoff show if it goes to a third season, and people are running off the rails at the development.
Sutter broke the news at the “Mayans” Season 2 premier Tuesday night in Hollywood.
Elgin James, the series co-creator and co-showrunner, will take the reins if FX announces a third season of the spinoff.
According to Sutter, he wants the story about the biker gang, which lives in the same universe as “Sons Of Anarchy,” to be told by people of color.
“It’s time for the white man to leave the building,” he said.
— kurt sutter (@sutterink) August 21, 2019
James is happy with the possibility that he could be the sole showrunner if they get the go-ahead from FX for Season 3. It sounds like he’s ready to hit the ground running:
“F— yeah. I’m wearing a suit! Yeah, I am. Being the boss, all that means is taking the chains off and letting everybody do what they do. Everyone on our crew, our writers’ room and in our cast is brilliant. Our job is easy. Just turn the cameras on and let the chemistry happen.”
But for now, viewers are not taking this well. According to one: “Wtf this is the second show he started then left after the first season im not gonna give anything he does a chance unless it goes beyond 2 seasons.”
And many fans of the show, which developed after “Sons Of Anarchy” wrapped after seven seasons, are not happy with Sutter leaving, saying this signals the end of the show.
“So basically what this means is RIP Mayans,” said one, while others hinted that “Mayans” is running on fumes.
“Mayans was a terrible idea to put on TV,” wrote a viewer on Facebook.
It’s too soon to tell what could happen, but maybe we should let Season 2 play out before jumping to any conclusions. The new season premiers Sept. 3.