A large portion of the ‘Mayans MC’ scenes are based in Mexico and on the US-Mexican Border and filmed in the border town of Tecate in Baja California, in northwestern Mexico. The town is known for being one of the entry points on the US and Mexico border.
While talking to Variety, Clayton Cardenas, who plays Angel Reyes on the show, stated that they want to stay authentic to real Latino culture and don’t want “some whitewashed type of dialect and visuals.” Hence, so much of the shooting is done on location in the specific country that is being portrayed.
‘Mayans M.C.’ is a blistering motorcycle gang series and the spin-off that the wildly popular ‘Sons of Anarchy’ series deserves. Created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, the show takes place two-and-a-half years after the events of the original series and follows a close-knit biker gang known as the Mayans Motorcycle Club based in the fictional border town of “Santo Padre” in California. Since its inception on September 4, 2018, ‘Mayans M.C.’ has spawned a total of three powerful seasons.
Going back and forth across the border as the Mayans M.C. takes care of business and grows its empire, the show gives a raw and violent look into the Latino biker gangs of Southern California and Mexico. To maintain its aesthetic, the show uses multiple locations to build a world that the Mayans Motorcycle Club inhabits. If you’re curious to know where this show is filmed, we’ve got you covered!
‘Mayans M.C.’ is filmed in multiple locations across southern California and northern Mexico. Unlike many other shows that use American border towns to portray Mexico, the filmmakers here actually film a lot of the Mexican and border scenes on location in Mexico and at the border
In an interview with Variety, actor Edward James Olmos said that filming on location is the most important part of the show and that they want to portray “that life” (the life of border gangs) and bring it to life. The show also uses local film crews while filming in Mexico.
Reproduced from an article in The CinemaHolic