One of the stars of the one-time post-apocalyptic hit series Revolution has found his way to FX.
J.D. Pardo is the new star of Mayans MC, the spin-off to the cable channel’s longtime favorite Sons of Anarchy. He will play EZ Reyes, a prospect for the charter bike gang along the California and Mexico border who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.”
Pardo joins a cast that includes the recently added former Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos.
As James Neville in Revolution, Pardo played a member of a militia that rose up in the United States once all of the ability to use electricity disappeared. Although he was tasked to find someone who threatens his leader’s cause, Neville falls in love with one of the show’s main protagonists, Charlie Matheson, played by Tracy Spiridakos.
The series was created by Eric Kripke of Supernatural fame, who most recently has run the new NBC series Timeless.
Mayans MC, however, was created by Kurt Sutter – who also was responsible for Sons – as well as Elgin James, who Sutter says will provide the voice necessary for a bike gang that would be found in border territory.
The series will take place in the same universe as Sons, which debuted on FX in 2008 starring Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller, the vice president of an outlaw motorcycle club who starts questioning not only the organization, but himself. It also starred Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior and Kim Coates, and earned five Emmy nominations during its run.
Over the years, Pardo also has popped up in shows like Veronica Mars, The O.C., and more recently, East Los High for Hulu.
FX is set to film the pilot, but has not announced any other schedule detailing when it might decide to pick the project up for series, and if so, when it would debut.
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