JD Pardo is Mayans MC's lead actor cast as EZ Reyes, just out of prison. Pardo is set to play Reyes, and this could be a star-making turn for him much like it was for Charlie Hunnam over on Sons of Anarchy proper.
FX is moving full steam ahead with Mayans MC, officially ordering the long-in-the-works Sons of Anarchy spinoff to series with a 10-episode order. Sutter will look for a showrunner to handle the project on a day-to-day basis.
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In Sons, the Mayans were a large part of the original core storyline, mostly at lethal loggerheads with the Sons and warring with the other Oakland MC threat, the One-Niners, in many illegal drug and gun deals.
The cast also includes Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time), Richard Cabral (American Crime) and Michael Irby (The Unit).
The location of the new series is not NorCal's Charming, but the risky Cali-Mexican border.
"Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller, and "Mayans MC" has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style", says Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show's seven-year run.
Sutter will continue on as executive producer of the series, along with co-creator Elgin James, who interestingly is a former member of Friends Stand United, an organization classified as a gang by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Mayans MC kicks off after the events of the Sons of Anarchy series finale.
The new series is from SOA mastermind Kurt Sutter and Elgin James.