Ozark follows the story of Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a financial planner who lives with his wife, Wendy (Laura Linney), and their two children in the Chicago suburbs until a money laundering operation goes wrong, sending them running from gangsters to Mexico and back again. A major part of the third season was spent introducing us to Felix Solis as Omar Navarro, leader of the Mexican drug cartel for whom the Byrdes are laundering money. In season 4, fans will see more of that relationship when Ozark returns on August 31, 2018. But how well do you know Mr. Solis? The Dark Side of Ozark: Felix Solis as Omar Navarro
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The Season Premiere Made a Big Statement
The real-life drama surrounding Mexican drug cartels is a harrowing thought, and no one could deny that when it comes to crime, things have escalated—and not just in Mexico. Even though Omar doesn’t make his first appearance until halfway through tonight’s episode, he and his crew come across like a direct threat to Betty and her family’s livelihood; they seem ready to tear everything apart at any moment. Their presence alone makes for an uneasy hour, but it also raises some interesting questions about how far we’re willing to go for our families. What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing more of Omar? Be sure to share your thoughts below!
Who is Omar Navarro?
Felix Solis joins Ozark season 4 as Omar Navarro, a Mexican drug cartel leader who uses his henchmen to do his dirty work. Despite being ruthless and cruel, he is also charming and polite—and that makes him seem even more dangerous. As one of Del’s (Jason Bateman) clients, he will have many interactions with Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney), which will make her question her allegiance to her husband’s business. The series stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro and Peter Mullan. It was created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams & Chris Mundy; Dubuque serves as showrunner/executive producer with Williams & Mundy as executive producers for Entertainment One (eOne) and Sony Pictures Television in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.
What Makes Him So Dangerous?
Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) is a merciless and ruthless Mexican drug cartel leader with a cold, calculating mind. When he encounters business setbacks, Navarro takes those most closely connected to him captive until he gets what he wants—and when that doesn’t work out, his wrath knows no bounds.
Why Is He Such a Threat in This Season?
This season, viewers are going to see a different side to Solis’ character, who will be terrorizing Marty and Wendy Byrde with his menacing, quiet ruthlessness. When we last saw him in season 3, he was politely requesting that they launder millions of dollars for him in their upstart business. This time around, he isn’t asking for anything—he’s demanding it.
What Will Happen Next On Ozark?
If you’re excited to see what happens next on Ozark, then you are going to love what I have in store for you. The fourth season of your favorite show returns on August 31st, but I’ve got some scoop before it comes back. Spoiler alerts ahead!
Felix Solis as Omar Navarro
In a clever plot twist, Ozark has resurrected characters that we thought were dead. By showing us their dark sides, Jason Bateman and company have added another layer to their already layered show. In Darlene Byrde, we see how her vengeful actions ultimately bring her to a place where she might lose everything she has left. How do you feel about Darlene’s descent into darkness? Does it make you want to root for her or does it put you off? Share your thoughts below!