Finally, a bit of good news: Netflix has renewed Ozark for Season 4. The bad news? It will be the last season we get to spend with Marty and Wendy Byrde as well as with Ruth Langmore, Darlene Snell, and all the other characters we’ve gotten to know and love (or perhaps love to hate) over the past three years. While it sucks that the show is ending, I’m just thrilled it’s coming back at all.
- Jason Bateman has always said Season 4 would likely be the end. After all, Ozark is such a solid show and everyone wants it to go out on a high note. Plus, things are already pretty high stakes and it’s hard to imagine them getting any worse without totally going off the rail, so it’s probably better to end it before it gets too ridiculous.
- Season 4 of Ozark will have more episodes than ever before. While previous seasons of the Netflix series have had 10 episodes, this time around we’ll be getting 14, which is the best news of all. “A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s),” Bateman said, according to Deadline. Showrunner, writer and executive producer Chris Mundy added, “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.”
- There are so many great stories that can be told in Season 4. The official synopsis reads, “The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks.” That’s a bit of an oversimplification, of course, since there are a lot of things going on right now. Ruth has seemingly switched sides to work for Darlene, Navarro has shot Helen in the head and chosen Marty and Wendy to oversee his operation… things are getting a little crazy.
- Will Marty and Wendy survive? Who knows, but I can’t wait to see how it plays out.