Kurt Sutter, co-creator/executive producer/writer, participates in the "Mayans M.C." panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

New FX series chance to tell Latino stories from inside out

August 03, 2018 - 5:51 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The co-creator of a new series featuring Latino characters who are violent criminals is at its core about a family, albeit a damaged one that lives outside the parameters of normal society.

Kurt Sutter told a TV critics meeting on Friday that he's proud to have a brown cast in "Mayans M.C.," which debuts Sept. 4 on FX.

Sutter says he never writes his characters from a point of view of them being dangerous or bad. Instead, he focuses on the idea that they are humans with complex feelings.

The show's co-creator, Elgin James, says he grew up in a world of gangs and violence, and he sees the show as a first chance to tell Latino stories from personal experience.

Among the show's stars are Edward James Olmos and Danny Pino.

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