FX has renewed drama Mayans M.C. for a second season. Kurt Sutter and Elgin James created the series, a spinoff to Sons of Anarchy. The second season starts in 2019.
The show premiered Sept. 4. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the California/Mexico border. EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.
Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the renewal. “Mayans M.C. is performing fantastically, proving to be a breakout first season,” said Grad. “The series premiered as the highest rated cable series this year and continues to sustain a committed fan base, reflecting the talent and drive of creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. We couldn’t be more excited to take this ride to a second season.”
The series is averaging 8.2 million viewers per episode across all linear and non-linear platforms, according to FX.
Christopher Casola is facing 11 charges, including committing offence for benefit of a criminal organization
A jury will be chosen Monday for a trial that could shed light on the Sudbury operations of criminal motorcycle gangs.
47-year-old Christopher Casola is facing 11 charges, including committing an offence for the benefit of a criminal organization.
Casola was one of hundreds employed by Sudbury’s federal tax data centre in 2014. Police allege that at the same time, he was a member of the Bacchus motorcycle club.
Investigators say in 2014, he illegally accessed the personal information of several people through the computer systems at the Canada Revenue Agency.
In the spring of 2016, police laid 11 charges against Casola, including breach of trust, committing an offence for the benefit of a criminal organization, unauthorized use of a computer and several weapons charges.
Casola has been out on bail since then, during which time he was forbidden from being in contact with any members of the Bacchus, Outlaw or Hells Angels motorcycle clubs.
The court also ordered him to stay away from the Sudbury police station, unless he was there to discuss his bail.
Criminal biker gangs had a major and often violent presence in Sudbury in the 1990s, but they have since faded from the public eye.
The trial begins this week with the selection of the jury.