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FX’s upcoming spin-off to one of its most popular shows, Sons of Anarchy, is about to go through some serious changes. Kurt Sutter and Elgin James‘ (Little Birds) series, Mayans Mc, is going to recast some major roles and go through reshoots. The entire pilot, in fact, is going to be reshot. Below, get the latest news on the Sons of Anarchy spin-off. […]
- Jack Giroux
The “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff pilot “Mayans Mc” is set to undergo reshoots and recasting, FX confirmed. Norberto Barba, best known as the showrunner on all six seasons of NBC’s “Grimm” has been tasked with directing and executive producing the pilot. Elgin James was originally tapped to direct. Also Read: Kurt Sutter's 'Mayans Mc' Pilot Casts Jd Pardo in Lead Role The network will be recasting some key roles, although didn’t offer any details on which ones. “Mayans Mc” had already cast a number of lead roles, announced earlier this year. Jd Pardo had been cast as the lead, »
- Carli Velocci
In addition, Norberto Barba has been brought on as an executive producer and director. Kurt Sutter, the creator of both “Mayans Mc” and “Sons of Anarchy,” was initially planning to direct but will turn his attention more to writing with Barba handling the reshoots. It is not known at this time which roles will be recast. Jd Pardo has been cast as the lead, with Edward James Olmos, Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Antonio Jaramillo and Clayton Cardenas also starring in the pilot.
The pilot will follow Ez Reyes, a prospect — potential member — 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.
- Joe Otterson
FX is sending its Sons of Anarchy spinoff into the shop for a tune-up.
TVLine has learned that the pilot for Mayans Mc — the in-the-works Soa offshoot centered on the Mayan Motorcycle Club — is being completely reshot and partially recast.
Rejoice, Sons of Anarchy fans, because more and more details are being released about the spinoff series, Mayans Mc. When and where will it take place? Are familiar faces involved? And, most importantly, has Charlie Hunnam weighed in? Check out some key details below, and as we patiently await the pilot's arrival, relive the many reasons we miss Hunnam on Sons of Anarchy, because you know what? We're still not over it, either. The Creators Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter and Elgin James are developing the spinoff series together. Sutter will direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer, and James will be the co-executive producer. The Plot Mayans Mc is set in the aftermath of Sons of Anarchy, and the story will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel "Ez" Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California-Mexico border. The Cast Jd Pardo »
- Laura Marie Meyers
“My whole career, in a way, has been very guided by almost like these weird coincidences,” Theo Rossi says, explaining to Et how so many experiences in his career have intertwined on his path to success.
Many fans know the 41-year-old self-described “character actor” from his breakout role as Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz on the hit motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy. “I had to do three extra roles to get a SAG card,” Rossi says about his early career. “If there was ever a book written about going through the process, I’ve gone through the whole process, from having, like, one line on Malcolm in the Middle to doing a couple episodes of some small show …and then, obviously, my life changing with Sons of Anarchy.”
In truth, Rossi’s experience with Soa didn’t just change his life because it made him famous, but because it’s one of a chain of personal and professional »
Self-righteous certitude, seething resentment, and taciturn parental authority collide repeatedly in Lowriders, an exploration of a nuclear family and Mexican-American culture. Directed with conviction by Ricardo de Montreuil and bathed in amber by cinematographer Andrés Sánchez, the film is similar in look to the duo's previous feature together. Released more than 10 years ago, La mujer de mi hermano (aka My Brother's Wife ) was a gauzy representation of a dreamy fantasy, filled with familial melodrama. More grounded in reality, Lowriders is nonetheless still stuffed with a heightened sense of drama, blended this time with an earnest desire to educate outsiders and celebrate car culture. The original script by Elgin James and Cheo Hodari Coker lays out the archetypes clearly, mostly following Danny Alvarez (Gabriel...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
MaryAnn’s quick take… This melodrama about men unable to express themselves emotionally except through heavy machinery isn’t only clichéd: it doubles down on the clichés. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
A lowrider is a kind of customized car most associated with the Mexican-American community in Los Angeles. Customization features hydraulics that raise, lower, and bounce the chassis; paint jobs that gleam almost supernaturally topped by spectacular painted murals on the hood, sides, and other surfaces; a surfeit of chrome and other bling; and much more. Lowriders are highly personal works of art for their dude creators — pretty much always a dude — in which a dude also looks supercool slow-cruising the southern California boulevards.
If you do not already know all of this, Lowriders is not for you. There’s no onramp for »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The former is a Venezuelan actress who has signed on to play Carnalita, a series regular who, as a child, “watched her family die at the hands of the Galindo cartel. Now, streetwise and driven, she protects the lost children orphaned by cartel violence.” Maurice Compte, on the other hand, ought to ring a bell for Netflix subscribers after the actor’s performance in hit drama Narcos. Swapping Escobar for the open road, Compte has joined FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff as a “highly regarded DEA agent tasked to bring down Miguel Castillo, the Galindo Cartel kingpin.” Fuelled by his own personal demons, Castillo is pitched as an unhinged character relentless in his pursuit to bring down the cartel, so we »
- Michael Briers
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Sons of Anarchy ended with a bang after seven seasons of carefully plotted motorcycle gang mayhem. Now, Kurt Sutter is heading back to the universe with Mayans Mc, which deals with the Mayans Motorcycle Club. The Mayans were variously allied and opposed to the Reapers gang in the original show and were an interesting south of the border contrast to the California setting.
The new series will focus on prospective member Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes, the gifted son of a proud Latino family living near the California/Mexico border. It opens with his “American dream snuffed out by cartel violence,” propelling Ez towards crime as a way of enacting retribution. But once you’re in this lifestyle, there’s no escape.
- David James
"...'Mayans Mc' follows 'Ez Reyes', a 'prospect' member for the Mayan motorcycle club's charter 'Santo Padre' on the California-Mexico border. Ez struggles with his desire for vengeance against the local cartel and his need for the women in his life to respect him..."
The Mayans previously appeared on "Sons Of Anarchy", controlling northern California and Nevada, with the President of their Oakland chapter, 'Marcus Alvarez', running two heroin factories.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'The Mayans'...
- Michael Stevens
Here Alone was one of the best films at last summer’s Frightfest. Directed by Rod Blackhurst, Here Alone is set during the aftermath of a viral epidemic that renders the majority of the human population deranged monsters. It’s an interesting spin on the zombie genre, which has at times become a little stagnant. We enjoyed the refreshing take so much it earned our highest accolade, a full five stars.
Today the film lands in U.S cinemas and on UK iTunes. Ahead of the release we fired some questions at Blackhurst, here’s what he had to say about the project:
How would you describe Here Alone to someone not familiar with it?
People often ask me is Here Alone a genre film or an indie drama. Here’s what I tell them. »
- Kat Hughes
Casting on FX’s Mayans Mc pilot is really beginning to heat up, what with Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, Antonio Jaramillo, Clayton Cardenas and American Crime standout Richard Cabral all on board to star.
A spinoff to the Sons of Anarchy saga – it takes place soon after that heart-wrenching season 7 finale, nixing rumors that FX was actually rustling up a prequel – and we now have word that Mayans Mc has located its female lead: Irish actress Sarah Bolger. Deadline has the scoop, confirming that the Into the Badlands star has landed the role of Emily, the “beautiful ‘guera’ [Mexican slang for ‘white girl’, or ‘light-haired girl’] next door and childhood sweetheart of Ez. But when Romeo departed, this Juliet didn’t unsheathe the dagger; she traded it in for diamond studs and a mansion on the hill.”
Bolger has signed on just in time, too, given production is expected to commence in the coming weeks. Should FX order Mayans Mc to series, »
- Michael Briers
FX has been busy of late on the casting front for its Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans Mc, and now Deadline is reporting that American Crime star Richard Cabral has become the latest addition to the potential series. Cabral is set to play Johnny “El Coco” Cruz, “a full patch member of Mayans Mc, Santo Padre. Former Army sharpshooter and weapons specialist, Johnny earned a section 8 for shooting a cigar out of his Co’s mouth from a half-mile away… while he was stoned.”
Meanwhile, FX has also released an updated synopsis, which reads:
Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death at the end of Soa’s seven-season run in 2014, Mayans Mc will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border. Ez is the gifted son of a proud Latino family, whose American dream was snuffed out by cartel violence. »
- Gary Collinson
ABC’s “Marvel’s Inhumans” has found its female lead, Variety has confirmed. The “Graceland” star Serinda Swan has been cast as Black Bolt’s (Anson Mount) most trusted adviser, Medusa. Swan joins previously announced cast members Mount and Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad, Bolt’s younger, intelligent, charming brother. Medusa is described as a fierce warrior whose long, flowing locks can elongate and gain a heightened tensile strength, allowing her to grab people and keep them in a vice-like grip. EW first reported the news.
Antonio Jaramillo, who previously appeared in “Notorious” and “Shades of Blue,” has been cast to play Michael “Riz” Ariza in “Mayans Mc,” FX‘s “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff. “Riz” is described as the even-tempered and charming vice president of the Mayans Mc and »
- Will Thorne
Brace yourselves, Sons of Anarchy fans, because new details have been released on the spinoff series! It's been months since FX ordered a pilot from Kurt Sutter, and now there's major casting news. Titled Mayans Mc, the spinoff "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." The series will begin shooting in March in Los Angeles; here's what we know! Several people have been cast. Jd Pardo (The Messengers) will play Ez, while Edward James Olmos is taking on the role of his father. John Ortiz and Clayton Cardenas are also appearing as series regulars. The same team is behind it. The Sons of Anarchy co-creators, Sutter and Elgin James, are developing the spinoff series together. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Mayans Mc takes place after Sons of Anarchy and sees Pardo’s Ezekiel ‘Ez’ Reyes (Pardo) on a question for vengeance after his chance to live his American dream came crashing down thanks to cartel violence. The gifted son of a Latino family, his anger and need for revenge has driven him to a life he never wanted. Ariza is described as using his charm to mask his distrust and resentment of those around him to get what he wants.
- Ricky Church
In today’s TV News Roundup, “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff “Mayans Mc” casts its lead, former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan lands a role in a CW pilot, Netflix releases the premiere date for part two of “The Get Down,” and more…
In the show, which is set after the events of “Sons of Anarchy,” Ez Reyes is a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.
- Dani Levy and Will Thorne
Sons of Anarchy fans, meet the new Jax Teller! (Sort of.)
Jd Pardo (Revolution, East Los High) has been tapped to star in FX’s Anarchy spinoff Mayans Mc, our sister site Deadline reports. Pardo will play Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes, whose hopes for a better life were stolen from him by cartel violence. In seeking revenge, he’ll be thrust deep into a world he never intended to enter in the first place.
Set in a post-Jax world, Mayans Mc follows Ez’s entrance into the Mayan Motorcycle »
Cardenas is set to play Angel Reyes, the brother of lead character Ez Reyes. Anegl is described as “a full patch member of the Mayans Mc, Santo Padre [who] lives with the burden of being the ‘lesser son’ in a proud Mexican family who loves few and trusts even fewer.”
The spinoff takes place on the California/Mexico border and will explore the inner workings of the Mayans Mc character through the eyes of Ez Reyes, a prospect who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.
- Gary Collinson
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