Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Gets Official Title, New Writer.
FX is revving up its Mayans-centric Sons of Anarchy spinoff.
The cabler announced Wednesday that SOA creator Kurt Sutter has handpicked up-and-coming writer Elgin James to pen the pilot for the potential series, which has been titled Mayans MC. Sutter will be credited as a co-creator alongside James.
FX, meanwhile, calls Mayans MC “a dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1% outlaw, this time, reflected through a Latino lens.”
On his decision to hire James, whose most notable credit is the 2012 indie Little Birds, Sutter said in a statement, “I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice. Because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin is that voice.” Elgin is next set to direct the film adaptation of A Million Little Pieces.
Sons of Anarchy ended its seven-season run in 2014. Sutter’s 2015 FX follow-up, The Bastard Executioner, failed to match SOA‘s success and was subsequently cancelled after just one season.
It’s that time again here on the west when thousands of motorcyclist will roll into Laughlin, Nevada to take over the small town on the Colorado River. At the annual Laughlin River Run on April 23-27, nearly 40,000+ bikers from around the world will head to the generally sleepy community 90 miles south of Las Vegas and about 280 miles east of Los Angeles. Vendors of motorcycle accessories take over the parking lots of several casinos during the celebration along with outside bars and biker fun. A group ride along Historic Route 66 from Kingman, Arizona, to the ghost town of Oatman, Arizona, is also planned. Country and rock music concerts include such performers as Jason Aldean (April 24) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (April 26). Both shows will be at the new Laughlin Event Center.
Police presence is still exceptionally heavy here ever since the 2002 shootings that took place in Harrah’s by rival gangs. Be aware of this if you are heading out and don’t give them reason to ticket. One of my personal favorites is cruising up to Oatman and hanging out to see the craziness. The place gets packed especially toward the weekend so get there early, grab a beer, and enjoy the show. The Laughlin event to some is a weekend warrior event with a lot of RUB’s and guys that don’t always ride daily. Which doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, you just need to be cautious of guys that can’t handle their liquor or their bike and the police on both sides of the state line. Make sure to bring your helmet if you plan to ride on the California side as it’s required by law and they will ticket. Be safe, have a killer time and enjoy the 32nd Annual Laughlin River Run!
Spring is in full effect and the Laughlin River Run is behind us! The weather will continue to warm and defrost in some parts of the country allowing for more rides and runs. There is always something different in the air when a bike rally is near. It is a feeling that is hard to explain unless you have experienced it first hand. The gas stations are full at every stop with bikers of all kinds. The roads have more Bikers in packs and for the most part everybody gets along knowing that you’re all of the same mind and journey. Of course there is always a lot of fun at these runs and a lot of cool bikes to see but for me it’s all about the ride. Being on the road with my brothers doing what we truly love.
One thing I’ve learned on this trip is that on these longer runs, choose who you go with wisely. It can make or break a trip you planned for months. I unfortunately chose someone I didn’t know very well and it ended up becoming a nightmare. Go with close buddy’s or just ride two-up with your girl and have fun together. There’s always another run to go to and next year for these bigger ones I think I’ll just stick to taking my girl! Another life lesson learned but as all Bikers do we move on and continue to push forward turning that throttle and keeping the rubber on the road.
As the week moves through it’s normal paces, Wednesday or “Hump Day” is always a welcome break to your week. Most Bike Nights are on Wednesday and for you weekend warriors it gives you another excuse to get out and ride. Local bike nights are great for meeting up with new people and sharing a beer with old friends. So whether you’re riding to your Local biker bar, Diner, or to another event, fire up that HOG and let the good time begin!
Cheers to the weather warming up and have a great Hump Day!
2013 is going to be a huge year for Harley-Davidson. Not only will they be having a killer party to commemorate their 110 year Anniversary but Harley has come out with some great rides as well. With summer approaching fast and bikers gearing up for this years shows, rides, and just pure fun cruising around. Spring in some parts of the country and world still has a strong chill in the air. During those colder times when not riding, here’s a little fun for riders to show their own individuality or as Harley put it “create your individual expression of freedom.” Put your mark on the world if you haven’t done so already!
If you’re itching for things to do take a look at the Arizona Bike Week happening this week April 10th-14th. Pre-rally events are also going on now as well. The event is growing strong and has lot’s of good concerts, vendors, and competitions including Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation “The Baddest Bagger in Arizona” Bike show. The weather should be warm in Phoenix this week and the beer will be flowing. This is a great preliminary bike week to the Laughlin event that will happen at month’s end. Also a special treat for you “Sons of Anarchy” fans. “Opie” and “Bobby” from SOA will be appearing and signing autographs Sunday April 14th. Sorry ladies “Jax” couldn’t make it this time. All in all it looks like a great time if you can make it down and remember keep the rubber on the road!