Netflix’s acclaimed crime drama Ozark is returning for a fourth – and final – season, attracting the Byrde’s family criminal affiliation with the Navarro drug cartel into a dramatic conclusion.
Showrunner Chris Mundy has verified (via the virtual PaleyFest 2020) that favourite year three novice Ben Davis (Tom Pelphrey) won’t be returning for its fourth year — but we can anticipate Marty, Wendy, and their loved ones to return for this previous excursion.
After filming delays due to this coronavirus pandemic, it has been proposed by Ozark series celebrity, producer, and manager, Jason Bateman, that production on season four will probably commence in November – but of course, nothing is set in stone during these unpredictable times.
But, Sofia Hubitz (who performs Charlotte Byrde) has since posted an Ozark title on Instagram in August 2020, captioned, “Coming soon…” – therefore maybe lovers will not need to wait too long for filming to get started.
The extended season, which will consist of 14 episodes, can visit Marty Byrde (Arrested Development’s Bateman) and his wife Wendy (The Big C’s Laura Linney) keep their dodgy dealings in the mountainous Ozarks after their first money-laundering scheme in Chicago went awry.
Over the past three seasons, we’ve observed the couple take on risky clients whilst roping a variety of relatives into their criminal actions, which as a result, resulted in a few shock deaths throughout the last series.
Together with the Byrdes having finally won over cartel leader Omar Navarro, will the couple be facing fewer opponents whilst chasing their illicit business in season four? Or will they have a deal with the FBI before their luck eventually runs out?
Season four includes many questions to answer before Ozark ends for excellent, so with that in mind, here’s everything we know about the upcoming year, as it’ll arrive Netflix and theories regarding the Byrde household’s fate.
When will season 4 of Ozark be published on Netflix?
Jason Bateman, the show’s star and Emmy-winning manager, revealed in an August interview with IndieWire that production is presently expected to begin at November 2020, with security measures in place from the virus.
“We are going to begin November 9. Everything is moving well toward this, and we’re very confident in the guidelines and protocols we are going to be after. We’ve got a lot of consultants, [and] we are learning a lot from different productions.”
But, Bateman added that he likely wouldn’t steer the first 2 episodes as initially planned.
“It’s just not responsible to possess one of the actors direct the first two, provided that we are still going to be getting our perimeter safe [from COVID-19 infection],” he said. “As if one of those actors gets sick, we all must go home for weeks.”
Ozark editor Cindy Mollo formerly revealed in a meeting with Deadline that shooting for season four could begin in October.
“I hear a date being tossed around [for a production start], however I do not have official word yet. I think right now, we’re likely to start shooting in October sometime,” she said. “All that could change, but I know the writers are hard at work.”
However, we might still have quite some time to wait until it’s available to stream on Netflix.
Season 1 came out in July 2017, followed by year two in August 2018. Season three took a little longer to create, probably down to Bateman emerging in (and directing two episodes ) HBO’s The Outsider in between. Ozark premiered on March 27 2020; by that measure, in regular times, A Site predicts we could be looking at the fourth year in mid to late 2021.
In April, Jason Bateman advised Collider that each season requires four weeks of writing and six months of creation, including: “I feel that the fastest we could turn around a full year, from starting the writes area to having Netflix push it out, is basically 12 months. There’s just no means to do it any quicker.”
However, of course, these are far from regular times, and the tv industry has been hugely influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, which has stalled production on virtually every significant drama series that had been because of film.
UK broadcasters have recently drawn up guidelines for filming throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and it’s safe to assume the US will execute its measures soon enough, given the absolute amount of television produced in the nation.
Ozark season 4 Cast
While casting has not yet been verified, we can make a good stab at forecasting that heart Ozark cast members will return — based mainly on who is still alive.
Jason Bateman directs the casting of Ozark as Marty Byrde, together with Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde. We can also expect to see more of their daughter Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and boy Jonah (Skylar Gaertner).
Other key cast members comprise Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, Charlie Tahan as Wyatt Langmore, Lisa Emery as Darlene Snell, along with Felix Solis as cartel boss Omar Navarro.
It remains to be seen whether a few of the supporting characters will still be a part of the story, including FBI Special Agent Maya Miller (Jessica Frances Dukes), Frank Cosgrove Sr (John Bedford Lloyd) or Sam Dermody (Kevin L Johnson).
We won’t, of course, be seeing any more of Helen Piece (Janet McTeer) after Omar had her killed; nor can we see more of Ben Davis (Tom Pelphrey) after his premature passing or Marty and Wendy’s therapist Sue (Marylouise Burke) who fulfilled a similarly gruesome fate.
What happened in Ozark season 3?
As we have come to expect from the drama, season three managed to pack an awful lot of action into its 1-episode run.
Marty was taken captive by crime manager Omar Navarro (Felix Solis). At the same time, matters weren’t some rosier for Wendy who was made to put out a hit on her brother in a bid to save the remainder of her family from the wrath of the cartel.
Meanwhile, the season saw Ruth grow increasingly unhappy with her connection to the Byrdes – eventually joining with Darlene and agreeing to a deal with the KC Mob.
Is there an Ozark season 4 trailer?
Not yet, There isn’t any trailer for season 4.