‘Ozark’ Season 4: The Series Gets Renewed for a Final 2-Part Season

Netflix’s Ozark has taken the world by storm and fans really can’t seem to get enough. That’s why the news that the series has been renewed is kind of bittersweet. It’s going to be the final season, which will be split into two parts. Read on to learn more and what fans are saying about the important news.

‘Ozark’ season 4 has been renewed

Sofia Hublitz, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Skylar Gaertner in 'Ozark'
Sofia Hublitz, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Skylar Gaertner in ‘Ozark’ | Tina Rowden/Netflix

According to Deadline, Ozark will be back with season 4, but there is a catch. It will be the final season and it will be split up into two parts. Each part will include 7 episodes. As to when fans can expect season 4 to air, no date has been announced as of yet, but we’ll keep you updated on all the details as we learn them.

Jason Bateman, who plays Marty Byrde in the hit series, had this to say about the renewal: “A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”

Netflix’s Cindy Holland, the VP of Original Content had this to say: “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. 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.”

What happens in the finale of season 3?

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Marty and Wendy (Laura Linney) get on a plane with Helen (Janet McTeer) to meet the head of the Navarro cartel for his son’s baptism. However, when they get there, Helen is shot in an unexpected turn of events. She was scheming against the Byrdes, and she meets her end right then and there.

Entertainment Weekly spoke with showrunner Chris Mundy about the ending of season 3. “We thought of the first third of the season as Marty vs. Wendy, and Wendy kind of wins that battle, and then it transitions to this tentative alliance between Wendy and Helen, and by extension Wendy and Marty vs. Helen,” Mundy explained.

‘Somebody’s got to win this battle’

Wendy goes through a transitional period in season 3 and she’s really trying to find her footing with the current arrangements. It leads to all sorts of issues and it becomes toxic at times between her and her husband. Marty and Wendy get back on the same team and must deal with Helen as a real threat. Eventually, things come to a head since “somebody’s got to win this battle,” according to Mundy.

“By the time it came to the end, we really wanted to hold that tension of these two things cannot cohabitate, somebody’s got to win this battle, because Navarro isn’t going to put up with anything unstable and he was going to have to pick a side,” Mundy continued. “The whole last episode starts in a very tentative way because there’s fallout from things that happened in episode 9, and once it clicks into gear we didn’t want it to stop until the very last possible second.”

Fans can’t wait for season 4 of Ozark to finally premiere. We’ll keep you updated on all the latest information.