Ozark to end with expanded final season on Netflix

Carla Harmon
July 2, 2020

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney star on the program as a couple from the Chicago suburbs who move to the Ozark Mountains with their teenage children.

For fans of Ozark, it must be relief that Netflix will let the creators finish the show's stories.

A release date has yet to be announced, but what we do know is that there will be 14 episodes in the final season, split into two parts, each consisting of seven episodes. In Episode 10, Ozark lays so much groundwork for new episodes, setting up Marty and Wendy's ascension to Omar Navarro's right hand, that it's fairly easy to imagine what the series will look like going forward.

Are YOU sad to see Ozark go?

Netflix has officially announced that Ozark's upcoming fourth season will be its last.

Then, the second block of seven episodes will be released later and round off the series.

In the final season, as Netflix teases, 'They're going out with a bang'.

Each of the halves will comprise of 7 episodes, which makes the total number of episodes for the final season to be 14. The show has earned itself 14 Emmy nominations to date, including a directing win for Jason Bateman and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Julia Garner.

Chris Mundy will again be serving as showrunner as Ozark prepares to bow out.

"A super sized season means super sized problems for the Byrdes", Bateman said. "So, I'm not sure where and when it'll end, but given their intelligence, it doesn't feel like it's a 12-season show". "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".

"Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim", said Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of original content. "We're so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can't wait to see how the Byrdes' journey comes to a close". This news was previously reported by Deadline. According to sources, the fourth season will also include tons of twists and turns for the Byrde family to navigate through.

'We've always talked about it as five seasons, ' Chris said past year at a panel discussion moderated by The Hollywood Reporter.

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