Netflix has expanded the fourth season that will bring the show to a close.
The hit drama Ozark is coming to an end.
Netflix announced Tuesday that the show will return for a fourth and final 14-episode season. This last outing will be split into two seven-episode parts. Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Gardner, Ozark premiered in 2017.
“A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes, said Bateman. "I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
Produced by MCR Television, Ozark is bringing back showrunner Chris Mundy who will serve as a writer and executive producer. Series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney will be co-executive producers alongside Patrick Markey, John Shiban and Bill Dubuque.
“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right," Mundy said. "It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible."
Cindy Holland, Netlfix's Vice President of Original Content, stated, “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close.”
In just three seasons, Ozark has garnered 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two - Jason Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and for Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The show also received two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild nominations for its performances by Bateman, Linney, and Garner.
After a slow start, Ozark has proven to be one of Netflix's most binge-worthy dramas. While it may be ending prematurely in the eyes of fans, Netflix is making sure the show goes out on its own terms. When all is said and done, Ozark will most likely be remembered as one of the great American crime dramas.
- Matt Bishop