Byrde family saga will end soon after Netflix renewal Ozark for a fourth and final extended season.
The drama, which stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner, has been renewed for 14 final episodes with the season divided into two parts of seven episodes.
The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from Chicago suburban life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, particularly after the end of the third season.
Bateman plays Marty Byrde, a financial advisor turned money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel, who moves to Lake of the Ozarks to repair the cartel. Linney embodies his wife Wendy, who finds himself wrapped in a series of ploys, including casino operations in season three. The return to the cast includes Garner, who plays Ruth Langmore, the young consigliere of the Byrde, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Bryde, Charlie Tahan as cousin of Ruth Wyatt Langmore and Lisa Emery as local distributor of heroin Darlene Snell.
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Chris Mundy will return as a showrunner, writer and executive producer and will meet with Bateman as the creative force behind the two parts of the new season.
Produced by MRC Television, it is produced by Bateman, Mundy, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque. Linney will also be executive co-producer for season 4.
The show was a slow success for Netflix, which revealed in its first quarter financial results that the third season was to be seen by just under 30 million people in the first four weeks after the March 27 premiere. .
The drama, which was launched in 2017, has marked 14 Emmy nominations with two victories, to date, for Jason Bateman for outstanding staging for a drama series and for Julia Garner for best supporting actress in a series drama and a nomination for the exceptional drama series. The series also won two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild nominations for its performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney.
Bateman, Linney, Garner and Mundy recently participated in the live event from Deadline Contenders Television. “We are very proud of what we have done, but we would be lying if we said we did not have a small virus,” Bateman told Deadline. “We had free timing with the program that came out when everyone had nothing to watch except their walls and their television. I hope people liked what they were watching, “he added, noting that while the audience was pleasant, it was the talented group behind the camera and in front that really made the difference.
The streaming platform has not disclosed when it plans to broadcast the latest broadcast from Ozark however, it will probably not be before 2021 at the earliest, depending on how long COVID-19 production stops.
Of the renewal, Bateman said, “A big season means big problems for the Byrdes. I am delighted to finish with one or more shots. “
Mundy added: “We are so happy that Netflix has recognized the importance of Ozark more time to end the Byrdes saga. It has been such a great adventure for all of us – on and off the screen – so we are delighted to have the chance to bring him home in the most satisfying way possible.
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content, said:Ozark is a captivating drama that has captivated audiences around the world and has received critical acclaim. We are very grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the series and we can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey ends. “