The first half of the final season of Ozark debuted last Friday, sending fans on a wild ride.
One of the new characters we meet is Javi, or Javier Elizonndro, the nephew of drug kingpin Omar Navarro. He’s played by actor Alfonso Herrera, who tells ABC Audio that the reception for his character has been amazing.
“They are really, really in shock of what this character is capable to do, right?” he says. “And, also not just what he’s capable to do, but how he enjoys things in a very different way. You know, the way he enjoys life, the way he eats, drinks. He’s unpredictable.”
Fans aren’t the only ones enjoying Herrera’s addition. His friends and family were thrilled to learn he’d joined the critically acclaimed series, but now they keep bugging him for spoilers.
“I live in Mexico City, so many people here, they are huge fans of the show,” Herrera shares. Unfortunately for his close circle, he can’t spill any beans. “I already signed an NDA. If I tell you something, either the platform kills me or I’ll do what Javi knows best.”
Although the release date for the second half of Ozark‘s final season has yet to be announced, Herrera teases that the final seven episodes, which they’ve already filmed, are going to be very satisfying for fans.
“Believe me, if you think season four, part one was mind blowing, wait for season four part two,” he says. “It’s times twenty.”