It's almost April, and that means fall pilots are getting ready to begin filming. The same is true for Mayans MC, the first spin-off series from the world of Sons Of Anarchy. Most of the main characters have already been cast, locations have been scouted, and many of the actors are beginning to prepare for their new roles.
Many of the cast members underwent motorcycle training over the last couple of weeks, learning to ride well before jumping on a bike in front of a camera. Now, it looks like some of the cast members are taking on some more specialized training.
Richard Cabral posted a video to his Twitter account on Monday evening, showing off some of the exciting work he's doing to prepare for the role.
Cabral is playing a character named Johnny 'El Coco' Cruz, and he's notorious for his skills with a rifle. Coco was a sharpshooter in the Army, before being dismissed for shooting a cigar out of his commanding officer's mouth.
The Mayans MC pilot is set to film this April in Los Angeles. Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is directing the episode, with a script written by showrunner Elgin James. If picked up to series, the show will likely air on FX this fall. The cast for the series includes JD Pardo, Antonio Jaramillo, Clayton Cardenas, John Ortiz, Richard Cabral, Sarah Bolger, and Edward James Olmos.
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. Now, his need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape.