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Mayans M.C. Series Tackles Border World

The very popular TV series “Sons of Anarchy” has a spin-off “Mayans M.C.” has the typical motorcycle outlaw crime stories but what makes this new series different from its predecessor is it will tackle the conflicted world along the U.S. Mexican border. With topics of poverty, drug war, the Mexican cartel and populations with blurred nationalities.

The series focuses on the Latino motorcycle club The Mayans is set in the fictional border city of Santo Padre, California and follows Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, played by J.D. Pardo, a fresh-out-of-prison “prospect” for a chapter of the Mayans, a Mexican-American motorcycle club.

Ezekiel’s butcher father, played by Edward James Olmos, serves as his adviser and sometimes confidante as the young Reyes seeks just to survive. Together the pair leads a majority-Latino cast who navigate the dark world of motorcycle gangs and tensions from immigration, cartel violence, and race.

The debut of the show comes at a time when immigration, the border wall and the constant attacks of Latinos from President Trump are a daily thing.

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