Kurt Sutter Wants To Weave More ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Characters Into ‘Mayans MC’ Season 2

Fans can continue to expect more Sons of Anarchy crossovers as Mayans MC gears up for Season 2. Mayans MC creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James recently opened up about the spin-off’s sophomore season, teasing that they want to weave in more characters from the original show. With more of our favorite characters returning to Sutter’s biker universe, what are the chances that Charlie Hunnam reprises his role as Jax Teller?

'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter and star Charlie Hunnam
‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter and star Charlie Hunnam | Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Sutter teases ‘Sons of Anarchy’ crossover

Several Sons of Anarchy characters appeared in the first season of Mayans MC, including a few unexpected cameos. Heading into the first season, we knew that Emilio Rivera was reprising his role as Mayans president, Marcus Alvarez. We also expected to see a few characters who survived the original series.

But Sutter surprised everyone by including some flashbacks as a method of storytelling, something that he did not do in Sons of Anarchy. This opened the door to bring back Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller, despite the character dying in the final season of Sons.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sutter and James talked about bringing more characters back in Season 2 of Mayans MC. Without giving away too many details, Sutter explained why he decided to use flashbacks in the spin-off. Sutter felt like this was a great way to combine elements from the two shows without messing with the original story.

Sutter also teased that Gemma might appear again in future seasons, though he stopped short of making it official. The Sons of Anarchy creator, unfortunately, did not say anything about Hunnam.

“For me, it was using that device to tell the story of how the worlds intersected,” Sutter shared. “I don’t know if I’ll use her or that device again, but if I need to, I’ve established it.”

Which ‘Sons of Anarchy’ characters will be back?

The first season of Mayans MC witnessed the return of several characters from Sons of Anarchy. Aside from Alvarez, this included Happy (David Labrava), who appeared in the Season 1 finale. We also learned that Happy is the person responsible for the death of EZ (JD Pardo) and Angel’s (Clayton Cardenas) mom. EZ and Angel will likely be looking to avenge their mother’s death in Season 2, though that will get complicated as club alliances come into play.

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James talked a little bit about Happy’s involvement in Season 2 of the Sons of Anarchy spin-off and teased that the character will be killed off by the third installment. James also said it was great working with Labrava again and promised that fans will see a lot of Happy this year.

It is unclear what will happen with Happy’s storyline, especially since he was involved with the death of EZ’s mom, but it is great to know that he is going to appear a lot this season. It also opens the door for us to see a few more characters from the original show, though there is no telling who might pop up.

The second season of Mayans MC will also see the return of Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon). Potter appeared in Sons of Anarchy and almost took down SAMCRO. Potter has been plotting behind the scenes once again with the Mayans and will likely become a main antagonist this season.

As far as other characters are concerned, fans are wondering if Jimmy Smits will return as Nero. There is no telling if Smits will be back, but the actor has expressed an interest in reprising the role.

What about Charlie Hunnam?

Hunnam’s portrayal of Jax Teller is one of the reasons why Sons of Anarchy was so successful. There is little doubt that fans would love to see Hunnam reprise the role, though his involvement would likely be minimal at best. The only way to bring Hunnam back is through a flashback, as the character was killed off in the series finale.

Sutter would also have to craft a story that makes sense with Mayans MC and does not mess with what happened in Sons of Anarchy. The good news is that Sutter can use flashbacks to make it happen, and it is probably a safe bet that Hunnam would be willing to return for a quick cameo as well.

Season 2 of Mayans MC premieres September 3 on FX.