The pilot for FX’s “Mayans MC,” the spin-off to their hit series “Sons of Anarchy,” will be completely reshot and will recast certain key roles.
Variety reports that Norberto Barba has been brought on as an executive producer and director on the project as creator Kurt Sutter, initially planning to direct, will turn his attention more to writing with Barba handling the reshoots. Elgin James co-wrote the script.
It’s unknown which roles will be recast but key hires for the pilot have included JD Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Antonio Jaramillo and Clayton Cardenas.
The series will follow EZ Reyes, a prospect for the Mayans charter on the California-Mexico border. EZ will struggle with his desire for vengeance against the local cartel and his need for the women in his life to respect him.
This is not unfamiliar territory as “Sons of Anarchy” underwent significant reshoots before it premiered on FX in 2008, most notably the role of motorcycle club president Clay Morrow originally played by Scott Glenn was recast with Ron Perlman in the part.