Is Mayans M.C. returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Mayans M.C. Season 5.
Mayans M.C. is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. The show takes place in the same fictional universe as Sons of Anarchy and deals with the Sons’ rivals-turned-allies, the Mayans Motorcycle Club. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 72% approval rating with an average rating of 6.43 out of 10 based on 36 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Mayans M.C. is a thrilling drama with compelling characters, but it struggles to find its pace and the Tellers are hard to forget.” On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a perfect 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.75 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
On Metacritic, the season has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Given how well the show has been fairly received by the audience, the network’s choice to continue the story for further seasons was an easy one to make. After weeks of waiting, it appears that the holdup for the fans won’t last too long now because we have some great news to share! Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the potential release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on the FX network. Here is everything we know about Mayans M.C. Season 5.
Mayans M.C. Season 5 Renewal Status
Yes, Mayans M.C. will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the fourth season, which ended on June 14, 2022. After a few weeks, in July 2022, the series was renewed for a fifth season.
The official Twitter handle of the show also shared the news, which was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 by quoting, “Rev up those engines because the club is back for more. #MayansMC will return to @FXNetworks for a fifth season in 2023.” Take a look at the official post below.
Rev up those engines because the club is back for more. #MayansMC will return to @FXNetworks for a fifth season in 2023. pic.twitter.com/z9Erft7OUP
— Mayans MC (@MayansFX) July 24, 2022
Why did FX renew Mayans M.C. for Season 5?
According to Variety, “In addition to the renewal, Karey Burke, president of 20th Television, a division of Disney Television Studios, also shared that James had reached a new multiyear deal with the company.”
“Elgin is a visionary leader who has managed the nearly impossible task of being in multiple places at one time as director, showrunner, and writer on his brilliant ‘Mayans M.C.,'” Burke said in a statement.
Mayans M.C. Season 5 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of Mayans M.C. Season 5 is yet to be confirmed by the network as of July 25, 2022. Keep in mind that the renewal was announced recently, so any information on the release date seems way too soon. But on the bright side, it is speculated that the upcoming season will not be delayed and will be released sooner than anticipated. The expected release window date of the season is sometime in 2023.
If we have to guess, the most likely time frame for the fifth season premiere date will be sometime around March 2023–April 2023, considering the release date pattern of the last two seasons. Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, FX will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months when the production starts to be completed in a scheduled manner. Until then, fans should keep an eye on it.
Mayans M.C. Season 5 Plot
The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the fourth season, When the Breakdown Hit at Midnight, released on June 14, 2022. The episode was directed by Elgin James and written by Elgin James & Sean Varela. The official synopsis of the episode states, “EZ ties up loose ends as the future of the club hangs in the balance; Alvarez seeks peace with a Redwood Original.” So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of Mayans M.C. Season 5.
It’s also anticipated that it will pick up any cliffhangers and subplots from the previous season in the first episode of the new one and plunge right into this world with more experiments, giving viewers something fresh to consider rather than the same old themes. In order to create the best material and story while prioritizing these cherished characters, the network must entice viewers to stream the series.
According to Deadline, quote, “Last season saw EZ Reyes (J.D. Pardo) fully embrace the dark side following a chain of tragic events including the murder of his former love Gaby Castillo (Sulem Calderon) by his own hand. In the final moments of the season finale, Reyes took his place at the head of the table—literally—after he and the rest of the MC ousted club El Presidente from the position. With Bishop (Michael Irby) as his second in command and a full-blown war ahead with SAMCRO, there’s no telling what mayhem Season 5 will bring.”
‘Yeah, we always knew we wanted to go there [with EZ],” James previously told Deadline. ‘In Season 4, we definitely stepped on the gas a little bit. While creating these characters, Kurt [Sutter] and I talked about how EZ had this path out and was going to go to Stanford but that was never going to happen. The universe was going to spit him out back where he belongs—that was always going to be his fate. For three seasons he wasn’t sure if he was in or out but now he’s all in. He’s making the wrong decisions but he’s handling it in the same way he did with his dog when he was little where he did what no one else could. That’s what he’s doing now with the club where there are egos is in the way like with Bishop (Michael Irby), and Angel (Clayton Cardenas). And I don’t say ego in a negative way.”
Mayans M.C. Season 5 Cast and Crew
The original cast is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the next season. In addition, the network had not released any new casting announcements as of July 25, 2022. The list of the series prominent characters is as follows:
- JD Pardo as Ezekiel ‘EZ’ Reyes
- Clayton Cardenas as Angel Reyes
- Edward James Olmos as Felipe Reyes
- Sarah Bolger as Emily Thomas
- Michael Irby as Obispo Losa
- Carla Baratta as Adelita
- Antonio Jaramillo as Michael Ariza
- Raoul Max Trujillo as Che Romero
- Richard Cabral as Johnny Cruz
- Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo
- Emilio Rivera as Marcus Alvarez
- Jacqueline Obradors as Marisol Reyes
- Alexandra Barreto as Antonia Pena
- Efrat Dor as Katarina
- Frankie Loyal Delgado as Hank Loza
- Joseph Raymond Lucero as Neron Vargas
- Vincent ‘Rocco’ Vargas as Gilberto Lopez
- Maurice Compte as Kevin Jimenez
The series comes from 20th Television and FX Productions, with Kurt Sutter and James serving as co-creators and co-executive producers. We urge viewers to have some patience because it usually takes some time for new cast announcements to surface. The network will let fans know in advance if any new characters are being introduced in the upcoming season. Fans should therefore attentively follow any such developments on social media in the coming months.
Mayans M.C. Season 5 Episodes
Mayans M.C. Season 5 is expected to have 10 episodes, just like the last four seasons, which usually have an average runtime of approximately 46–70 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of July 25, 2022, the exact episode titles and numbers for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Mayans M.C. Season 4 to refresh their memories of key plotlines. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly.
- S4E1: Cleansing of the Temple – April 19, 2022
- S4E2: Hymn Among Ruins – April 19, 2022
- S4E3: Self Portrait in a Blue Bathroom – April 26, 2022
- S4E4: A Crow Flew By – May 3, 2022
- S4E5: Death of the Virgin – May 10, 2022
- S4E6: When I Die, I Want Your Hands on my Eyes – May 17, 2022
- S4E7: Dialogue with the Mirror – May 24, 2022
- S4E8: The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man – May 31, 2022
- S4E9: The Calling of Saint Matthew – June 7, 2022
- S4E10:When the Breakdown Hit at Midnight – June 14, 2022
Moreover, viewers should keep an eye out for details on the series episodes and dates that will be released in the following months, as the number of episodes is ultimately determined by the plot that the show aims to transmit to the viewers, making it a slightly bigger or smaller season than its predecessor.
Is there any trailer for Mayans M.C. Season 5?
No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for Mayans M.C. Season 5, as it is way too early for the network to release such promo material when a renewal update has been provided and the production of the series has not begun yet. Meanwhile, check out this official trailer for Mayans M.C. Season 4 below:
Where to stream Mayans M.C.?
When available to stream, Mayans M.C. Season 5, along with the previous seasons, will be accessible on FX and Hulu. The series is also available to watch on fuboTV, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series. The viewers can also stream Mayans M.C. by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play.
Mayans M.C Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series follows, “Mayans M.C. follows the life of Ezekiel ‘EZ’ Reyes, a member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. EZ, his brother Angel and the rest of the Santo Padre M.C. face retaliation from other charters after a failed attempt to align under one King. Meanwhile, EZ and Angel have grown distant from their father Felipe after a heart-wrenching betrayal.”
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Mayans M.C. Season 5 updates.