Kurt Sutter isn’t ruling out Sons of Anarchy characters making appearances in the spinoff series that will center on the Mayans motorcycle gang.

Mayans Series

Though Sutter has been branching out from the world of motorcycle gangs in his recent projects – Southpaw and Bastard Executioner – he’ll be returning to it for the Mayans Sons spinoff. Since Sutter plans to keep the new series in the present, he doesn’t see why some more familiar characters wouldn’t make an appearance.

“It’s the same [biker] subculture, but it’d be interesting to see the influences of [Hispanic] culture and how it impacts the subculture we already understand,” Sutter told Deadline. “I would do a contemporary piece, not a prequel, and place it far enough away from Northern California that it wouldn’t step on the mythology that’s already been told.”

“It doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be some cool, ironic crossovers with familiar characters as the series progressed,” Sutter continued. “I wouldn’t want to set it too close to the world we already know, and step on that … My intent is, over the hiatus I’ll initiate a script for the pilot and take it from there.”

The Sons spinoff focusing on the Mexican-American biker gang is still in the early stages of development. Once the ball gets rolling in earnest on the Mayans project, it’s expected to jump to the front of the development pipeline, THR reported last month.

Sutter’s new show for FX, period drama Bastard Executioner, premieres on the network Sept. 15.