The popular crime drama series Ozark has come to see an end to its journey. The series was renewed for a fourth and last season in June 2020. An extensive range of audiences has liked Ozark, and it looks like this fan-favorite series is saying goodbye after season four.
The series Ozark is created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams. They also serve as the executive producers for the series, along with Jason Bateman and Chris Mundy. Media Rights Capital produces it. The series has been nominated and has received several awards.
The TV show Ozark premiered on Netflix on July 21, 2017. Season two came out on August 31, 2018. The third season came out on March 27, 2020. The first three seasons of Ozark have ten episodes each. Season four which has been renewed will have 14 episodes, divided into two parts.
What is Ozark About?
The series follows Marty Byrde and his family moving to Ozarks from Chicago. Marty was a financial advisor along with his partner Bruce. His wife Wendy worked as a Public Relations representative for election campaigns. But had quit her career after having children, Charlotte and Jonah. She even experiences a miscarriage after meeting with an accident.
Marty and Bruce are contacted by a Mexican man called Del for business, and they accept him as their client, only to later find out that he is a part of a drug cartel. They were asked to launder the cartel’s money. Marty and Bruce get threatened to work for the cartel and secure their money, but soon Bruce gets killed by them for stealing 8 million dollars. Marty and his family are forced to go to Ozarks, Missouri, to work for Del’s cartel.
Along with Marty and his family, a couple of. FBI agents were going to Missouri to track down the same cartel Marty was forced to work for. It is later revealed that Bruce gave information to the FBI.
Marty and his family arrived in the town, but his daughter unknowingly causes the millions of money stored by Marty to get stolen by Ruth Langmore. Marty, however, gets back most of the money from Langmores by talking about the cartel to them. Wendy had bought a house, but the seller of the house on his deathbed was going to love in the basement.
Marty almost gets framed for the murder of the strip club owner, who he had falsely gotten arrested and taken ownership of the said strip club. But he is one step ahead of those who murdered the man because he had to be, as they too were in the same business as him. He also acquires other businesses to be able to launder money for the cartel.
While trying to broker a deal between two rivals, Del’s cartel and Snells Marty, witness Del getting shot dead by Darlene, which wasn’t the only deadly crime by Darlene. She had most probably killed the pregnant wife of a preacher, who had previously burned down a half-built church.
A new leader of the cartel Helen Pierce avenges the death of Del by killing one of Darlene’s men. But Marty still is in the middle of the business deal he brokered and has to get permission from the state legislature to build another casino in the town. With the help of Wendy and her tricks, they get permission.
FBI starts making it difficult for Marty when they trickily shut down all his businesses. But with the help of the previous owner of one of those businesses, he tries to get all his work back on top. In between all the drug deals, business deals, murders, adoptions, and abandonments, Marty decides to leave town or even the country for the good of his own family, but in the end, his plan is put to an end by his wife, Wendy.
Wendy is now in charge of the Casino business, Marty is in bad shape due to the events of season two. In season three, Marty and Wendy go through with their struggling marriage and family life, but they all manage a pretty good professional and financial life.
Marty and Wendy try to end a cartel war that started around them. They now have to win back the trust of the Novarro cartel. Marty loses one of his closest workers, Ruth, when she breaks out in an argument with Wendy about the death of her father and Wendy’s brother Ben. The third season ends shockingly as one of Helen’s main characters is killed and Navarro, including Marty and Wendy, into the business.
What’s in Season 4?
Fans eagerly await season four to know what the Byrde family will do to save themselves from the dangerous business they conduct. As this will be the final season, the story of Marty and Wendy is coming to an end.
Season 4 will have fourteen episodes in total. The makers have decided to divide the season into two parts, Seven episodes each. Although so far, only the title of episode one of season four has been revealed, the title goes, “The Beginning of the End.” The portrays how appropriate and obvious the current situation of the series is.
The cast of Ozark Season 4?
Jason Bateman plays Martin “Marty” Byrde; he is the primary protagonist of the series. Laura Linney plays Wendy Byrde, Marty’s wife and a PR expert. Sofia Hublitz plays Charlotte Byrde, daughter of Marty and Wendy, and Skylar Gaetner plays Jonah Byrde, Marty and Wendy’s son.
Julia Garner plays Ruth Langmore, a local criminal. Lisa Emery plays the role of Darlene, wife of a heroin producer who later takes over the business. Felix Solis plays the role of Omar Navarro, the leader of the cartel. Adam Rothenberg will play Mel Sattem, a private investigator, and Alfonso Herrera will play Javi Elizonndro, a worker for the Navarro cartel.
When is Season 4 Releasing?
The release dates for the fourth season of the series have not been announced yet. The final episodes of the series are still in production. The production and filming of the episodes were put on hold considering the risk of the pandemic, but it started in November 2020, taking care of all the measures. Considering irregularity in the release dates of the previous seasons, there can be no assumptions made about the release of this season.
They're going to go out with a bang.
Ozark will be back with an expanded 14-episode final season. pic.twitter.com/otIoUeTXyH
— Netflix (@netflix) June 30, 2020
The series or Netflix has not released an official trailer yet for the fourth season. So we can say it is safe to assume the trailer will be released only after the complete filming of the episodes. Though Netflix released a small teaser announcing that this will be the final season of the series, we currently have no information of the trailer or the release date of season four of Ozark. But we know it is happening soon.