Kurt Sutter just shared another behind-the-scenes pic from the set of Mayans MC. The Sons of Anarchy creator teased fans with a shot of the spin-off’s lead character, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo), during a monitor test. The photo comes amid a promotional increase as the series gears up for its debut season.
Sutter captioned the photo of Pardo with the words, “Monitor check.” The image garnered a lot of interest on social media, which is a good sign that fans are excited for the spin-off. Sutter has actively promoted the series on social media as the premiere inches closer.
A few members of the cast have also interacted with fans over the past several weeks, including Pardo, who seems pretty thrilled to be a part of the project.
Along with giving fans virtual fist-bumps, Pardo has answered a few questions sent his way on social media. When one fan asked if we would see as much of his backside as we did Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller, Pardo said it “wouldn’t be a problem.”
This past weekend, Pardo also thanked everyone involved on the show and assured fans that everyone is working hard behind-the-scenes to make the show successful.
Sutter, of course, is also super stoked about returning to the world of Sons of Anarchy. According to Pop Culture, Sutter has been sharing things left and right in anticipation of the Mayans MC premiere, including retweeting fan art.
He also opened up about the spin-off during the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this month. Sutter explained how they started planning for the spin-off during the last few seasons of Sons of Anarchy. They did not get started on the show, however, because they weren’t sure about the timing.
In addition to the social media activity, Sutter and his team recently revealed the name of the first episode of Mayans MC: “Perro, Oc.” The episode will feature EZ (JD Pardo) struggling with his fate while the Mayans and the cartel deal with a common enemy. Apart from Pardo, the series stars Michael Irby, Edward James Olmos, Carla Baratta, Danny Pino, and Sarah Bolger.
Emilio Rivera is returning to action as the president of the club’s Oakland Charter, Marcus Alvarez. He and Katey Sagal’s Gemma Teller are the only confirmed SOA characters who will crossover in Season 1.
The first season of Mayans MC is scheduled to premiere on Sept 4 on FX.