To commemorate the 11th day of filming, creator and director Kurt Sutter took to Instagram to share the very first photo of “Mayans MC” pilot on Wednesday, April 19 night. The behind-the-scenes photo offers the first look at the brand new clubhouse featured on the “Sons of Anarchy” spin-off.
The photo features the entire Mayans Santo Padre charter sitting down at the table in their clubhouse. Leading the serious-looking discussion is president Taino (John Ortiz), who is seen sitting at the head of the table. Although the man at his right is blocked, it is most likely to be Riz (Antonio Jaramillo), the VP of the charter. Also present at the discussion are actor Frankie Loyal, whose character is currently unknown, and Raymond Cruz, who plays Padre.
Mayans MC pilot. Day 11. Everything new is old again. #templo #mayansmc
The photo also offers the first look at Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera). Although it’s only the back of his head, any “SOA” fans can tell that the slicked back hair belongs to the founder of the motor gang. Another interesting part depicted in the newly-released photo is the Mayans logo etched in stained glass behind Taino. It shows an awesome mix of the MC style and the classic Catholic themes in Latino culture.
Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s (Charlie Hunnam) death at the end of “SOA” seven-season run in 2014, “Mayans MC” will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo), 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. Now, his need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape.
The pilot also stars Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Sarah Bogler and Edward James Olmos. Directed by Sutter, “Mayans MC” pilot is currently filming in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Elgin James writes the script. Sutter serves as executive producer, while James co-exec produces the potential series for Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Prods.