Ozark will return to Netflix with its fourth and final season, according to Deadline. The season will be split in two seven-episode parts, consisting of 14 episodes total. An official air date of Ozark is not known, but it will likely not be until 2021 at the earliest due to the COVID-19 production shutdown.
The new season of the drama series is set to deliver a thrilling send-off for the Byrde family after its third season, which was released in earlier spring. As reported by Collider, Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) hinted in a statement, “A super sized season means super sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
Ozark has racked up 14 Emmy nominations with two wins since its launch in 2017, which were Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Julia Garner (Dirty John) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The series also received two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild nominations for performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney (Love Actually).
Bateman returns to the show as Marty Byrde, previously a financial advisor, but now a money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel. Linney plays his wife Wendy who becomes wrapped into the scheming business. Other returning cast includes Garner as Ruth Langmore, Sofia Hublitz (Louie) as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner (Locke & Key, Daredevil) as Jonah Byrde, Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) as Ruth’s cousin Wyatt and Lisa Emery (Unfaithful) as local heroin distributor Darlene Snell.
Linney also serves as a co-executive producer with showrunner and writer Chris Mundy (Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds) for the fourth season. In a statement according to IndieWire, Mundy said, “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving ‘Ozark’ more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right. 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.”