Season 4 of Ozark is in the works, with filming now underway, though no release date for the Netflix series has been set. Makers Season 4 will be split into two parts, and it will also serve as the series’ conclusion, with everything coming to a close.
It’s not all bad news, though; we’re confident that the slow burn series will end on a high note. We’ve compiled all we know so far about the crime thriller. It includes a list of new and returning cast members, indications at what narrative information may be forthcoming, and when we can anticipate a trailer and a release date. But, of course, that’s only the beginning, so keep reading to learn all we know about Ozark season 4 thus far.
Recap of the Previous Seasons:
Season three of the drama manages to cram a lot of action into its 10-episode run, as we’ve come to expect from the show. Marty was kidnapped by crime boss Omar Navarro (Felix Solis), and Wendy was forced to hit her brother to free the rest of her family from the cartel’s fury. Meanwhile, Ruth grew increasingly dissatisfied with her relationship with the Byrdes during the season, eventually joining forces with Darlene and striking a deal with the KC Mob.
Unfortunately, Helen Pierce was murdered by Navarro in front of the Byrdes, so Ben wasn’t the only one who died too soon. The cartel lawyer had wanted Marty and Wendy killed so she could take over their business, making her one of Ozark’s most dangerous adversaries — until she was shot in the head in Mexico.
In the third season of Ozark, Wendy’s bipolar brother Ben plays a key role in the fast-paced closing episodes. Even though the plot leads us to believe that Ben has been dead, some fans believe there is still a twist in store. We don’t see the body, and there’s conjecture in internet fan circles that there’s more to the tragedy than we’re lead to believe – and that we’ll be seeing more of Ben in season four?
There isn’t a trailer for Ozark season 4 yet, and given that there isn’t even a release date, we may have to wait a little longer. The first trailer for Ozark season 3 was unveiled on March 5, 2020, and the makers launched the series later that month. The streamer prefers not to over-excite the audience.
As a result, an Ozark season 4 trailer could take a while. Season 4 of Ozark will begin filming in November 2020. We usually have to wait approximately a year after production begins for the season to be available on Netflix. Taking everything into account. The new season will most likely launch in October or November 2021.
Release Date and Cast:
Ozark viewers have been waiting a long time for new episodes, with fans of the Netflix drama recently seeing the Byrdes become even more connected with villain Omar Navarro after ordering a hit on Wendy’s brother Ben. Finally, season four is on the way, with the series being split into two seven-episode portions — but it will be the final season of the crime drama. The new season, which stars and is executive produced by Jason Bateman, will feature rapper Killer Mike and Ali Stroker (The Glee Project) and Veronica Falcón.
They will play Camila Elizonndro, Omar Navarro’s sister. Jason Bateman plays Marty Byrde, and Laura Linney plays Wendy Byrde. We can also expect to see more of their son Jonah (Sofia Hublitz) and daughter Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) (Skylar Gaertner).
Season 3 ended with Omar Navarro embracing the Byrdes and telling them that “today is a beginning.” Felix Solis, who plays the cartel boss, is a series regular for season 4, so expect to see him again.
Damian Young will also be a regular series for the fourth instalment, so we’ll see more Jim Rattelsdorf. Alfonso Herrera and Adam Rothenberg are newcomers to the roster, with Bruno Bichir, CC Castillo, and Katrina Lenk returning as recurrent characters.
Julia Garner plays Ruth Langmore, Charlie Tahan plays Wyatt Langmore, Darlene Snell is played by Lisa Emery, and Felix Solis plays cartel head Omar Navarro.
Fans may also expect an Oscar nominee to join the cast of Ozark season four. Senator Randall Schafer will be played by Bruce Davison (X-Men), who Deadline described as “a strong retired Illinois U.S. Senator who is accustomed to doing things his way,” but who can be bought for the proper price.
The character’s introduction shows that the Byrde family has great hopes for this season, but as we’ve seen in prior seasons, every high is followed by a low. Camila Elizonndro (an ambitious cartel boss) and Charles-Ann (an old friend of Ruth) are played by Veronica Falcón (The Glee Project) and Ali Stroker (The Glee Project), respectively.
After crime lord, Omar Navarro claimed that this was the start of increased cooperation between the three, Marty and Wendy Byrde worked closer than ever with the Navarro cartel towards season three. By working briefly with the FBI to resolve the gang war by bringing down the rival Lagunas cartel, the Byrdes had won Navarro’s trust.
More on Ruth and her decision to break connections with the Byrdes is also expected — how will things pan out for her, Darlene, and the KC Mob?
Season four could potentially focus on Wendy’s decision to let her brother Ben die and the consequences for her and the rest of her family. Specifically, Jonah Byrde was devastated by his uncle’s death. It’s unclear what will happen in season four, but there are plenty of unfinished storylines to pick up again! “I think it will be about if the Byrdes can convert their biggest mistake into this huge advantage, and how much will karma catch up with them if they do,” said Craig Mundy, the show’s primary writer.
Now that the fourth season has been confirmed as the final season, fans will be hoping that as many loose ends as possible may be tied up – and have been speculating on what might happen.
Despite the show’s many similarities to the equally brutal Breaking Bad, Marty Byrde (played by Arrested Development star Bateman) does not appear to be following in Walter White’s doomed footsteps and instead will live to see the final season.
Showrunner Mundy recently rejected a review that projected a Breaking Bad-style ending for Ozark in a recent interview. “I’m aware that their plan had a very Breaking Bad finale. And that was never the plan from the start,” he told Netflix.
Ozark stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort hamlet in the Ozarks. Bill Dubuque created it. Marty is on the move with his wife Wendy and their two children when a money-laundering operation goes awry, forcing him to pay off a large debt to a Mexican drug lord to keep his family safe. The Byrdes’ fate is in jeopardy, and the severe circumstances compel the fragmented family to come together.