‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff ‘Mayans MC’ Sets JD Pardo to Lead
Sons of Anarchy’s Mayans MC spinoff has found its very own Jax Teller. Revolution alum JD Pardo will mount the bike as our central lead for the new Elgin James series, amid a few new additions to the cast.
Pardo will play EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California and Mexico border who “struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.” Also cast are Clayton Cardenas as EZ’s brother Angel, John Ortiz as club president Esai “Taino” Osorio, and Edward James Olmos as EZ’s father.
So reads the first Mayans MC synopsis:
Mayans MC is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the women he loves.
Sutter co-wrote the new project with producing partner Elgin James, and will return to direct the pilot as an executive producer. Production will commence in March, on what FX previously described as a “dark, visceral family drama that takes a new look at the most American of icons, the 1% outlaw, this time reflected through a Latino lens.” The present day setting could allow for occasional crossover with surviving Sons of Anarchy characters, while Emilio Rivera is rumored to reprise his former role as Mayans president Marcus Álvarez.
More casting will arrive in the coming weeks, but what do we make of Mayans MC resurrecting the Sons of Anarchy franchise?