Smits played Nero on Sons of Anarchy, which ran on FX between 2008 and 2014. The spinoff, Mayans MC, will “focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border.” The cast includes JD Pardo, John Ortiz, Edward James Olmos, Antonio Jaramillo, and Clayton Cardenas.
In the interview, Smits said he’s available to be a part of Mayans MC if need be:
I’ve not heard from Kurt about that at all. I know about what’s going on with that only because there are a number of people who are working on 24: Legacy who were working on the original Sons, who are working on the [Mayans MC] pilot, as well. The unit production manager. There’s a bunch of people that we have in common, so I’ve been hearing, kept up to date in terms of what’s going on. Not story-wise. They’re not going to shoot at the same studio that we shot before. It’s going to be different, which I think is a great thing, the right way to go with that. With regards to characters, I know some of the actors that have been announced. Kurt knows where to find me. We’re in walking distance from each other’s houses. If he needs me to be there, to come in and put on Nero’s sweater…”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Sons of Anarchy? Would you watch Mayans MC?