The upcoming ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spinoff tentatively titled ‘Mayans MC’ has added two new actors as they reshoot the pilot…
With production underway on the rebooted pilot for the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ spinoff ‘Mayans MC’, two new actors have joined the cast alongside JD Pardo and Edward James Olmos. The story in ‘Mayans MC’ takes place after the close of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and following the death of club president Jax Teller.
FX ordered reshoots of the ‘Mayans MC’ pilot with new characters being added as creator Kurt Sutter worked alongside filmmaker Elgin James on the original script.
First up, Michael Irby — best known for roles in ‘The Unit’ as well as ‘True Detective’ and ‘Taken’ — has been cast in the new part of Obispo “Bishop” Losa — the president of the Mayans Santo Padre charter. The character’s backstory says that Losa came from a broken home before he ended up living with the family of his cousin Marcus Alvarez, who fans will remember as the long standing president of the Mayans chapter in northern California.
Losa is an Iraq war veteran who also did time in Pelican Bay before Alvarez personally selected him to lead the new charter along the Mexico-California border. Losa was not featured in the original pilot but instead is a new character being added to the rebooted pilot now shooting.
The second new member of the ‘Mayans MC’ cast is Danny Pino — best known for his role in ‘Law and Order: SVU’ — as he will play Miguel Galindo, who is the son of Galindo cartel founder Jose Galindo. Miguel is Ivy League educated but he also manages to handle his businesses on both sides of the border for her personal and professional life.
The part actually reunites Pino with Sutter after they both worked together on the series ‘The Shield’ several years ago.
‘Mayans MC’ is currently in production and if the pilot is successful then FX is likely to pick up the show to series following the wildly popular success of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ over seven seasons.