The Mayans are here to stay!
FX has confirmed that Mayans M.C., the spin-off of Sons of Anarchy will return for a second season at the cable network.
The news comes less than a month after the series debuted to strong ratings. Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 1 had 2.5 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the all-important 18-49 demo.
Despite some slippage in live ratings since FX has revealed that the series is averaging 8.2 million viewers across all platforms per episode.
In addition, Mayans M.C. is #1 New Cable Series of 2018 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and All Key Male Demos.
What's more, the live tally for the series premiere was right on par with the premiere of Sons of Anarchy which bowed back in 2008.
It seems there is a big audience for the show, but most of the audience wants to watch on their own terms which are becoming the norm in today's climate.
FX has confirmed the series will return for its sophomore run at some point in 2019, but there's no word yet on an episode order.
Mayans M.C. Season 1 will span 10 episodes and is slated to conclude in early November.
"Mayans M.C. is performing fantastically, proving to be a breakout first season," said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming.
"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 Mayans M.C. mythology sprung from the womb of Sons of Anarchy, but anyone who has taken the time to watch, knows it has become its own mythical creature," said Sutter.
Added James, "It still feels like a dream that Kurt took a shot on me, and that every day I get to learn from him and work with our brilliant writers, cast and crew who pour their hearts, blood and sweat into bringing Mayans M.C. to life."
"I'm also grateful to FX, Fox 21 and FXP for their support and faith in me. I'm excited for the fans' response to the rest of this season and I can't wait to get back in the writers room and get to work on season two."
Mayans M.C. continues tonight with an episode that focuses on a new deal and the deadly consequences that come with it.
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