The fourth season of the show was announced recently in June this year following critical praise and fan demands. The show was the brainchild of Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams and is based on the struggles of a man, Martin Byrde (Jason Bateman), and his family of four, trying to launder millions in cash of cartel money in exchange for their lives. Martin relocates his entire family from Chicago to the Ozarks to set up a capital investment machine and become an angel investor in local bars, strip clubs, and other commercial establishments.
- What can we expect from season 4 of ‘Ozark’?
- Where are all the comparisons with ‘Breaking Bad’ coming from?
- When will season 4 air?
- What will be the cast of season 4?
The upcoming fourth season is reported to be a mega-sized one and will air in two parts. The hype around the series has had many fans calling for a prequel spin-off like Vince Gilligan’s ‘Breaking Bad‘ had with ‘Better Call Saul’. Here is all that we know so far!
What can we expect from season 4 of ‘Ozark’?
The final season of the massively hit show will feature 14 episodes split into two parts. Showrunner Chris Mundy has expressed how happy he is with Netflix’s approval for stretching the last season.
In an interview with a leading magazine, he said, “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”.
In the last season, fans saw Ruth Langmore turn on her employer Martin Byrde and join the Snells with their heroin operation.
In the upcoming season, we will most likely see the full end of Ruth’s story arc. Chris Mundy said that the next season will prove to be a “make or break” for Ruth; if she can truly build something of her own or go down hand in hand with the Snells. Reports have also minted that we could see some Byrdes killed in the next season in confrontation with the Cartel men.
Where are all the comparisons with ‘Breaking Bad’ coming from?
If we think about it, ‘Ozark’ and ‘Breaking Bad‘ both centre around genius turned criminal anti-hero men who have bitten off more than they can chew and have wives who disagree initially but then turn into their accomplices in their operations later on. The similarities don’t end there either, the ‘Ozark’ fanbase is rife with similar comparisons to other shows.
‘Breaking Bad’ had received a prequel spin-off series after the show’s grisly end in the 5th season and also a sequel movie last year. The prequel series ‘Better Call Saul’ has lived up to the legacy of its original show and has received praise from fans as well as critics. Despite fan demand, and all the rumours going around about a possible prequel spin-off of ‘Ozark’, no such series has been officially ordered or is being planned as of now.
When will season 4 air?
Due to the current coronavirus situation and industry-wide filming halts, fans are in for a long wait for their favourite show’s return. Reports suggest that the upcoming season 4 of ‘Ozark’ may arrive no sooner than 2021. Till then fans could maybe enjoy one or more rewatch of the show!
What will be the cast of season 4?
It would be remiss if the main cast of the show abandoned ship in the final season of such a spectacular show. Fortunately, the cast leads will be returning for season 4, some of the names being- Jason Bateman as Martin Byrde, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, Lisa Emery as Darlene Snell, and several others.
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