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Mayans MC Coming to BBC in New Deal with FX

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By Alex Cranmer-Brown | 5th November 2018 at 5:00pm

Mayans MC secures a UK broadcaster in the BBC

It looks like the Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC has finally found a home for itself in the UK. The BBC have recently announced that they’ve signed a new deal with American broadcaster FX. This new content partnership will see all future, and some current, FX original comedy and drama series being broadcast by the Beeb.

This isn’t the first time the BBC has been interested in FX programmes, they’ve already had a lot of success airing American Crime Story and Donald Glover’s Atlanta.

“The BBC has a proud tradition of bringing audiences the very best shows from around the world, and this exciting new partnership with FX builds on our strong existing relationship.”

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Remarked Director of Content for the BBC, Charlotte Moore, about the deal,

“Their incredible range of first class drama and comedy series will be great for our channels and I’m delighted to be forging closer ties with FX and to formalise our relationship in this bold and exciting move.”

Mayans MC not the only FX show coming to BBC

This new and frankly very exciting deal isn’t limited to Mayans MC, although it’s probably the one we’ve been asked most about. TV Wise reports that we’re also going to see the likes of Ryan Murphy’s Pose, Better Things and Devs. It won’t affect the homes of some of the more popular FX shows however. Netflix will retain the rights to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, with a 13th season just around the corner in the UK. The same can be said for American Horror Story as well.

Regardless, this is really good news for fans of US comedies and dramas with far easier access now than ever before. We’ve seen a lot of interest for Mayans MC so we think this is a really smart move from the BBC. But will it entice more people into forking out that license fee? Only time will tell.


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