Fans of the crime drama series, Ozark, rejoiced this past Saturday as Netflix teased the first footage of the long-delayed fourth season, via Consequence. The new teaser trailer was part of Netflix’s inaugural Tudum Event, a virtual showcase of their upcoming content spanning television, film, and animation. You can check out the teaser below.
According to Consequence, the short clip features Ozark leads Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, The Outsider) and Laura Linney (Love, Actually, The Life of David Gale) as their characters, Marty and Wendy Byrde, following the fatal events of last season’s finale. Ozark follows an estranged married couple’s descent into drug trafficking after Marty’s business partners’ money scheme snags an unforgiving victim. With his life spared, Marty is forced to move his Chicagoan family to the middle of the empty midwest and launder drugs to pay back a debt.
The Emmy-winning series’ cast includes Julie Garner (The Americans, The Assistant) as Ruth Langmore, Sofia Hublitz (Ida Red, What Breaks the Ice) as Charlotte Byrd, Skylar Gaertner (The Ticket, I Smile Back) as Jonah Byrde, and Jordana Spiro (My Boys, Night Comes On) as Rachel Garrison, via Consequence. The fourth season will also see the additions of Ali Stroker (The Glee Project, Ten Days in the Valley), Veronica Falcón (Queen of the South, Jungle Cruise), and hip-hop artist, Killer Mike (Trigger Warning: with Killer Mike, Baby Driver). Falcón is set to play Camilia, the sister of Felix Solis’ (History of Them, NYC 22) drug cartel leader, Omar Navarro. Stroker will play a friend of Ruth’s mother, Charles-Ann. Killer Mike’s character has not been revealed, but he’s been previewed to interact with Ruth.
After season three aired in 2019, the fourth was set to begin production the next year, via Consequence. The COVID pandemic delayed production until November of 2020, with filming still occurring as recently as June of this year. The final season will be extended to two-seven episode halves, totaling 14 altogether.
Ozark was only one of the tentpole series previewed at Netflix’s Tudum Event. The global virtual showcase highlighted the highly-anticipated next seasons of 80s horror, Stranger Things, and British royal drama, Bridgerton.
Debuting in 2017, the final season of Ozark is set to premiere in 2022, only on Netflix.