Suicide Squad and The Twilight Saga actor Alex Meraz has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of TNT’s Animal Kingdom.
Meraz will play Javi Cano, a dangerous man in his early 30s who is the son of one of the men Smurf used to pull jobs with before her own sons came of age. He is part of a violent, treacherous clan and his mysterious capacity for cruelty will set him and his crew on a collision course with Smurf that threatens to tear the Codys apart.
The series, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television, centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs.
Meraz is known for his roles as Gomez on Suicide Squad and werewolf Paul in the four Twilight films.