The Awesome Way Mayans M.C. Could Reference Sons Of Anarchy's Jax

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When the exhaust-pumping Mayans M.C. kicks off on FX, the biker spinoff won't take long to draw upon influences from the flagship drama Sons of Anarchy, but it's been made abundantly clear that viewers should not expect to see Charlie Hunnam's Jax Teller making any surprise cameos. That said, co-creator Kurt Sutter isn't completely against referencing the former SAMCRO leader on Mayans M.C., and is actually interested in catching up with the youngest Teller offspring, Jax's sons Thomas and Abel. In Sutter's words:

I do think it would be interesting to see Jax's sons faced with the reality of who their father was. Jax basically said to Wendy, 'Do not paint my existence and my life in any glamorous way. Tell my sons that I'm a scum, and I'm a murderer, and they should have nothing to do with me.' Because he didn't want them to face the same obstacles, the same draw to lineage that he had. To me, there's potentially something interesting to see how that may manifest. But that would be down the line.

As Sons of Anarchy fans are well aware, Jax Teller is no longer around the land of the living to make any impromptu appearances on Mayans M.C., which takes place around two years after the events of the S.O.A. finale. So already, a flashback would need to happen in order for Charlie Hunnam's tension-stricken character to be around. (Not that the spinoff drama avoids flashbacks or anything.) But instead of that ever happening, Kurt Sutter teases to Stuff that it's a distinct possibility that fans could catch up with Abel and Thomas before Mayans M.C. comes to a close.

Now, Sons of Anarchy played very loose with the age of Jax and Wendy's son Abel, as well as that of Jax and Tara's son Thomas. But if estimations can be made, then it can be assumed that Abel is around 7 or 8 years old when Mayans M.C. starts up, which would put Thomas' age at around 5 or 6. It's likely neither of the two boys would be doing anything too dastardly or Jax-esque at this point in their lives -- such as smoking, getting back tattoos and funding porn studios.

But if Mayans M.C. lasts for six or seven seasons like Sons did, then we could see Abel and maybe even Thomas reaching the teenage years, which is definitely a prime time for puberty and testosterone to come roaring. Wendy and Tara may not have felt an innate thirst for violence to pass on to their kids, but I'm betting Jax had more than enough to pass around. And if Kurt Sutter and Elgin James stumble upon an idea good enough to latch onto, viewers might see at least one male Teller family member on Mayans M.C. in the coming years.

One of the first teasers for Mayans M.C. did pay respects to Jax by way of a roadside memorial, which was more elaborate than the visual marker that identified J.T. Teller's "accident" location. Could it be possible that some of the M.C. will be driving by that memorial in a future season, with Wendy seen showing Thomas and Abel where their dad was killed? Kinda morbid, but definitely not against type for this franchise.

Fans don't have long to wait, as Mayans M.C. will kick off its freshman season on FX starting on Tuesday, September 4, at 10:00 p.m. ET. To see what's coming to the small screen soon, head to our fall TV premiere schedule.

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