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J.D. Pardo and Clayton Cardenas on Mayans

A lot has happened in the world since we last saw Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (J.D. Pardo), Angel Reyes (Clayton Cardenas) and the rest of the members of the Mayans M.C. in the shocking and explosive final moments of the FX series’ second season, but at long last the Sons of Anarchy spinoff is finally coming back to our television screens in short order. And as we look toward the return of the gritty crime drama, some may have some serious questions as to what Mayans M.C. Season 3 will be about and what we can expect.

With not much time between now and the return of Mayans M.C. and so much to go over, let’s go ahead and ride through this world of what we know about about the show’s third season, which includes when it airs (and other ways to watch it), where things will pick up, and other details that are making us even more excited for its return.

J.D. Pardo in the Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer

Mayans M.C. Season 3 Debuts March 16 On FX

The first two seasons of Mayans M.C. debuted in September 2018 and 2019, respectively, and so when Season 3 didn’t return at the normal time in the fall of 2020, some may have wondered when they would experience the fallout from the events that went down a year earlier. Well, fret no more, as Mayans M.C. Season 3 will debut at 10 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, March 16 on FX. Each chapter of the 10-episode season will then become available on Hulu the day after it airs on traditional television outlets, giving you multiple ways of keeping up with all the action.

The Mayans on Mayans M.C.

Mayans M.C. Season 3 Picks Up Months After The Explosive Season 2 Finale

Despite nearly a year and a half passing since we last caught up with EZ and Angel Reyes in the Mayans M.C. Season 2 finale, only a few months have passed for those in the FX series. During a February 2021 interview with EW, series executive producer and showrunner Elgin James revealed that the show will pick up just a few months following the attack on the Vatos Malditos, murder of Dita Galindo (Ada Maris), and head games played by Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon). To catch viewers up with the Mayans, especially the Reyes brothers, James stated:

EZ, now fully patched, struggles to find his footing within the club’s hierarchy and, haunted by his murder of Dita, finds himself torn between darkness and the gravitational pull of his new love interest. Angel, gutted after having Adelita (Carla Baratta) and his child ripped away from him, loses himself in sex, booze, and violence, until a shot at redemption lands on his doorstep.

By the sound of it, all of the major storylines from the final moments of Mayans M.C. Season 2 will be continued and perhaps take new directions when the show returns, especially for the Reyes brothers, who are becoming more and more like Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) with each passing season.

SAMCRO on Mayans M.C.

The Mayans M.C. Will Have To Deal With The Fallout Of That SAMCRO Death

The Mayans M.C. and Sons of Anarchy have had a tight history throughout the duration of both shows, but that relationship will be put to the test in Mayans M.C. Season 3, considering the fact that the body of a Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original was found in the rubble of the club’s attack on the Vatos Malditos party in the Season 2 finale.

It remains to be seen which member of SAMCRO met their fate at the hands of the Mayans (who didn’t know the mystery ally was there), but you can guarantee there will be some kind of fallout once it's discovered who is responsible.

Emilio Rivera on Mayans M.C.

Mayans M.C. Season 3 Will Be About Reckoning For More Than Just The Reyes Brothers

The Reyes brothers aren’t the only characters in Mayans M.C. who will find themselves at the crossroads when the show returns on March 16. Several other key members of the motorcycle club will be forced to make difficult decisions, as revealed during Elgin James’ EW interview:

Coco (Richard Cabral) spirals on a journey into hell as his demons finally overwhelm him. Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) will be forced to decide once and for all where his loyalties truly lie, with the Mayans or with Galinda (Danny Pino). And ghosts of the past come calling for all of the M.C., both individually and as a club; from past loss and loves, to a dead SOA member buried in the Mexican desert. This is a season about reckoning. This is the season we get to know these characters beyond the kutte. This is the season we tell their stories.

Going off Elgin James’ words, it sounds like Mayans M.C. Season 3 is going to prove to be a pivotal chapter in the ongoing saga of the motorcycle club, and hopefully is indicative of the show continuing for years to come.

J.D. Pardo on Mayans M.C.

Expect A Raw And Heartbreaking Story In Mayans M.C. Season 3

With the direction the show seems to be heading in for Season 3, it should come as no surprise that Mayan M.C. won’t hold back with the emotion as EZ, Angel, and the rest of the motorcycle club and their associates find themselves on a path of no return. Shortly after the first teaser trailer dropped in February 2021, J.D. Pardo revealed on Instagram that this season will be “cinematic, raw, and unfiltered” and will include a story that will touch your soul and break your heart at the same time.

Emilio Rivera on Mayans M.C.

Mayans M.C. Season 3 Will Be The First With Elgin James As Sole Showrunner

One of the biggest changes experienced by the cast and crew of Mayans M.C. in the past couple of years has been been the departure of co-creator and co-showrunner Kurt Sutter, who was fired in late 2019. For the first time in the series’ history, Elgin James will be serving as the sole showrunner moving forward, per Variety. At the time of the announcement, James expressed his gratitude for the opportunities he had been given as well as having the chance to continue with the series.

Prior to his October 2019 dismissal, Kurt Sutter (who also created Sons of Anarchy) revealed that he would be stepping down as co-showrunner if Mayans M.C. was renewed for a third season.

Mayans M.C. Season 3 gets underway at 10 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, March 16 on FX with episodes appearing on Hulu the following day. The first two seasons can be streamed in their entirety on the streaming service. For the latest on other shows returning this year, check out CinemaBlend’s 2021 TV schedule.

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