If you’re looking for that super-strong actor to lead a series featured on a Latin biker gang on the Mexico border, it’s good to have Edward James Olmos in your speed dial.
The Oscar-nominated Olmos, best known for his role as Adm. William Adama in Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica, will star in Mayans MC, the proposed spin-off of the former FX hit Sons of Anarchy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mayans MC is set post-Sons of Anarchy and centers on EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.
Olmos will actually play Felipe Reyes, the one time leader of the family who is now leading a much different life after “years of being crushed by bullets and labor.” He wants to keep his past buried, according to the trade publication, and actually take his sons down a much more “righteous” path.
EZ Reyes has yet to be cast.