Ozark Season 3 is expected to release in 2020. The series will be getting much darker in the next chapter.
Ozark is coming back on Netflix with its season 3 and Jason Kent Bateman confirmed that on social media. The new season will have 10 episodes. Bateman confirms the news with a tweet. At the moment the series is filming in Atlanta.
The American drama series is created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix. At the end of season 2 of Ozark, we saw the Byrde family getting their riverboat casino business up and running. They are working on their new venture as they get in even deeper entrenched with the Mexican cartel.
Jason Bateman is the lead character in the series playing financial planner Marty Byrde and Laura Linney plays his wife Wendy. Before moving to Ozarks, she works as a public relations consultant on political campaigns. Jason has also directed four episodes in season 1 and two episodes in season 2.
What do we know about Ozark season 3?
For Ozark season 3, Jason Bateman will direct the first two episodes. He made the season renewal announcement over twitter. “I’m happy for me, but concerned for Marty – it’s official OZARK 3 is on its way”, he tweeted.
In Season 3 of Ozark, we will see the characters trying to deal with their growing complicity within the crime world. In the preview season, after the money-laundering scheme goes wrong, Marty Byrde suddenly relocates the family from the Chicago suburb of Naperville to the summer resort community of Osage Beach, Missouri.
He must make amends with a Mexican drug cartel by setting up a bigger laundering operation in the Ozarks. After reaching Missouri, they become entangled with local criminals including the Langmores and Snells.
Extension of Ozark Storyline
The team behind Ozark has a five-year plan set out, but they seem open to extending the story beyond that. When the announcement for Ozark season 3 came, Bateman said that the series is dark and dangerous. It is about a money launderer for a drug cartel.
“I’m going to (direct) the first two and probably the last two out of the ten. Just scheduling-wise there is no way to act in all of them and prep all of them, but that was the original intent to basically direct a 600-page movie,” he added.
Jason Bateman’s Show
Co-star Laura Linney said, “This is Jason’s show, and we are all just very lucky to be in it, honestly. And he set the tone so beautifully for the first two episodes, and let us out on the other end with the last two episodes. When someone is as invested as Jason is with this show, it ups the quality, all the way around. Everyone wants it to be good, and everyone wants it to be good for him. He’s a wonderful director.”
Bateman will be back as Marty Byrde in season 3 of Ozark, naturally, as well Linney as Wendy, and Ruth Langmore as Julia Gardner. The new season will see Ruth Langmore trying her best to be got closer to the Byrdes, and that it will see Marty further descend into darkness.
Two more seasons and maybe more
The movies Executive producer Mundy said that all is going to plan, and the show will run for five seasons. “We’ve always talked about it as five seasons,” he said. “It could be four, it could be seven, but that always seemed like a good number to us.”
He doesn’t have a set idea for how the Ozark season 3 will end, and he’s just hoping that Netflix will let them stay around long enough to give the story the “emotional ending” it demands. While Ozark season three’s release date is still to be confirmed, Netflix has revealed that star Laura Linney is set to lead another project. Linney will star in new limited series Tales of the City, inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin.
Bateman’s words about “opportunities both positive and negative” is a very strong indicator they are going to have form new alliances and ventures. Ozark’s recent recognition at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards has undoubtedly won the show a bunch of new devotees. Ozark season three could receive further award recognition from the Emmys when it eventually hits Netflix too.