‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff ‘Mayans MC’ To Undergo Pilot Reshoot & Recasting
Mayans MC has been ordered to re-shoot the pilot and recast some major roles, according to Deadline. While still somewhat of a setback, reshoots of projects this large in scale are not particularly unusual.
While it is unclear who in the cast is out, Battlestar Galactica‘s Edward James Olmos will most likely remain as the show’s headliner. Some cast from the original SOA series are expected to join the spinoff as well.
The new spinoff series will focus on the Mayan motorcycle gang, a key rival of the Sons Of Anarchy, and will take place after the events of the SOA finale in which Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnum) died. For much of the original series, the Mayans California outfit sold heroin and played a pivotal role in the show’s drama.
Mayans MC will focus on a new character, EZ Reyes, who will battle between revenge against a drug cartel and his desire and need for the women in his life to love and respect him.
Kurt Sutter, creator and writer of SOA, is heading the new spinoff and tweeted recently about the decision to re-shoot and recast.
“This was the process for SOA. Shows Fox/FX’s commitment to series. Allows me and Elgin to improve case, script, and direction!” Sutter’s tweet read.
— kurt sutter (@sutterink) July 5, 2017
In addition to the re-shot and recasting, Grimm and Law & Order director Norberto Barba has been chosen to direct and executive produce Mayans MC.
SOA ended its seven season run in 2014. Since then, Sutter created the show The Bastard Executioner, although it was canceled after the completion of its first season.