‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Says Recent Changes To ‘Mayans MC’ Show Are Totally Normal
“Mayans MC,” the highly anticipated spinoff of “Sons of Anarchy,” is undergoing several changes just four months after the show began shooting its pilot episode. The pilot for “Mayans MC” — which features a Latino cast and follows the Mayan Motorcycle Club that has made appearances on “SOA” — will be reshot and recast several “key actors” that have already signed on.
According to news outlets, “Mayans MC” is bringing on Norberto Barba (“The Bridge,” “Preacher,” “The Path”), who will serve as executive producer and director.
Kurt Sutter, creator of SOA and “Mayans MC”, tweeted that the show will go in a new direction.
— kurt sutter (@sutterink) July 5, 2017
The news is a bit jarring considering fans seemed to already take to the news that several cast members were confirmed. J.D. Pardo would be cast in the lead, playing Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, and Edward James Olmos was cast to play EZ’s dad, Felipe Reyes. Other cast members included Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Antonio Jaramillo and Clayton Cardenas.
There’s no word as of yet as to which roles would be recast.
The show’s premise, as of now, follows the Mayan Motorcycle Club charter located on the border of Mexico and California.
“I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice,” Sutter said last year while discussing the drama. “Because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin James (co-creator) is that voice.”
Variety reports that SOA underwent similar and significant reshoots before it premiered on FX in 2008.
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