Mayans MC is nearing the end of Season 1 and the comparisons to its predecessor, Sons of Anarchy, have not slowed down. While the spin-off will probably always be compared to Kurt Sutter’s original creation, Mayans MC star JD Pardo recently opened up about the show’s legacy and how his character, EZ Reyes, would get along with Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller.
Pardo recently opened about the legacy of Mayans MC with several fans on Twitter. When one fan expressed doubts about the show, Pardo praised the cast and crew of Sons of Anarchy for their achievements and thanked fans for giving Mayans a chance. Later, Pardo said that he cannot wait to earn a legacy and fan base just like SOA.
Ooooh, I don’t know. But I’d like to find out. 👊🏽 https://t.co/kakx58Vy8N
— JD Pardo (@JDPardo) October 17, 2018
“Bro, SOA earned that legacy. I look forward to doing the work and hopefully earning some legacy of our own!” he shared on Twitter.
Pardo plays the part of EZ Reyes on Mayans MC. According to Pop Culture, the spin-off begins around two years after Jax’s death, which means Hunnam and Pardo will likely never have a scene together, unless they included a flashback.
While Jax and EZ may never cross paths, one fan asked Pardo what EZ would do if he ever met Jax. In reply, Pardo said that Jax would probably give EZ something to do, and, being a prospect, he would likely do it.
“I’d laugh and look over @EmilioRivera48 and he would probably tell me to do what Jax said. The prospect life,” he wrote.
Despite the comparisons, fans have overwhelmingly approved of Mayans MC so far. In fact, FX has already ordered a second season from Sutter and co-producer Elgin James and it is pretty clear that the spin-off is already forging an identity of its own.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) October 23, 2018
In addition to the back and forth on Twitter, Pardo recently opened up about how EZ is a completely different character than Jax. Pardo explained how he is not trying to follow the same path as Hunnam and is doing his best to take EZ in a new direction.
Although they are both a part of the biker culture, Pardo believes the biggest difference is that EZ was never meant to follow the outlaw path.
Fans can watch JD Pardo in action when new episodes of Mayans MC air Tuesday nights on FX.