https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/mayans-mc-kurt-sutter-elgin-james-interview-1202838598/ Kurt Sutter interview that doesn't have much to say.
he did give insight into Sons of Anarchy more than he talked about Mayans.
“But the same way ‘Sons’ was a fictitious club and family in a real world, the real world always impacted that show. The whole storyline with the white supremacist was based on the 45 percent uptick in white supremacy groups when Obama took office. We never mentioned that, it was never a story point, but that was the reality of that world." Sutter stated
Emilio Rivera (president of the Mayans) is still the only confirmed familiar face who’s serving as a link to SOA.
The main character of Mayans is Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, fresh out of prison in the pilot episode and seeking to step out of prospect boots in the Cali/Mexi border charter of the Mayans.
Symbolically, the ATX festival footage revealed that EZ will be the one who drives over the crow in the opening moments of the series, and he’s the former prodigal son who previously spent years attempting to grasp the American Dream. However, EZ emerges from prison to find that the Mayans are still in the drug-running business and working for the Galindo cartel, and he must choose between staying loyal to the M.C. or adopting the non-outlaw lifestyle that his girlfriend (who’s clearly not an old lady to the club) would prefer.
As is typical in the Sutter universe, EZ reluctantly ends up agreeing to do a drug run that goes bad, which leads one to believe that his role in the M.C. is a Jax-esque one that forecasts seasons of struggle. This dynamic is also reinforced by a Clay-like father figure played by Edward James Olmos.
So, it's really close in basic plot to SOA's theme of son trying to get the gang out of the drug dealing. Well, it worked in the 1st show, that had 7 incredible seasons, and the new Star Wars proved that a good story can get recycled and still make a ton of money with fresh faces
you may want to skip the first 3 minutes, it's pretty useless.
The show will have 10 episodes, and start in the fall... probably Sept - Nov, or whatever the new normal half season is, then they'll announce based on ratings if it gets a second half season.
I'm going to predict at least 3 years, probably 4 years. More if they nail a great story line and terrific ratings