‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff Shakeup: FX to Recast, Reshoot ‘Mayans MC’ Pilot

Norberto Barba, showrunner on all six seasons of NBC’s “Grimm” has been tasked with directing

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.

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, E.Z. Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter. Edward James Olmos had been cast as Felipe Reyes while “American Crime” star Richard Cabral had also been cast as Johnny “El Coco” Cruz, a full patch member of Mayans MC, Santo Padre.

Other cast members include John Ortiz, Antonio Jaramillo and Clayton Cardenas.

The series is set in a post-Jax Teller “Sons of Anarchy” world, where E.Z. Reyes (Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexico border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the woman he loves.

Kurt Sutter, who created the original show, co-wrote the pilot for the spinoff. “Sons of Anarchy” lasted for seven seasons. He has a long history with the network, eventually executive producing the police drama “The Shield.”