Since it first hit our screens in 2017, Ozark has been a huge success. The story follows a middle-class family who gets mixed up with a major criminal organisation.
Bateman stars as Chicago financial adviser Martin ‘Marty’ Byrde, who is forced to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.
After the scheme backfires, Marty and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) relocate to Missouri, where Marty sets up a bigger money laundering operation in the Ozarks – a mountainous region covering the southern half of the state.
Here’s the trailer:
The final season will air in two parts, both of which will air next year. Per Netflix’s official announcement, it will be 14 episodes split into two parts of 7-episodes each.
Showrunner Chris 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,”
Bateman, too, is on board with how things end:
“I do know where everything is going to end,”
“I was interested in the big question he has the opportunity to answer: Are they going to get away with it, or are they going to pay a bill? What does he want to message to the audience about the consequences of what the Byrdes have done – or lack thereof?”
“We had some great conversations about that, and he’s got really good ideas about that. Specifically, what kind of happens at the end of the last episode: I know, and it’s great.”
Ozark is set to return to the streaming platform on January 21st, 2022 for its final season.