‘Ozark’ Season 4: What We Know About The Future of the Netflix Series
For fans of Ozark, the Netflix series directed by and starring Jason Bateman, Season 3 ended in a shocking turn of events. If you’re wondering about the possibility of another season for the critically acclaimed series, here’s what we know about Ozark Season 4.
[Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched Season 3 of Ozark, spoilers ahead.]
‘Ozark’s shocking Season 3
In the third season of Ozark, each member of the Byrde family became accustomed to their role in laundering money for the Navarro cartel.
During Season 3, we met Wendy Byrde’s (Laura Linney) brother, Ben (Tom Pelphrey). It was abundantly clear that Ben was hindering the Byrde’s operation, which forced Wendy to make the difficult choice to have him executed so that she and her family could continue laundering.
Season 3 also featured plenty of other difficulties that the Byrde family needed to face head-on, including a growing feud with the Kansas City Mob, an FBI investigation, Marty (Bateman) and Wendy’s marital issues, and the shocking death of Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer).
Will ‘Ozark’ have a Season 4?
It would be surprising if Netflix didn’t bring Ozark back for a fourth season, considering what the creators have discussed. “We’ve always talked about [Ozark] as five seasons,” showrunner Chris Mundy said. “It could be four — it could be seven, but [five] always seemed like a good number to us.” As far as how the series will end, Mundy said: “we’re building little things in, if we keep on track for the emotional ending we’re guessing we’ll have.”
What to expect from ‘Ozark’ Season 4
A fourth season of Ozark may not be official, but fans, the cast, and the showrunners are hopeful that it will happen. Julia Garner, who plays the role of Ruth Langmore in the series, teased what’s next for her character in an interview with IndieWire. “Marty and the Byrdes kind of took over [Ruth’s intuition] and she stopped listening to that, and [in] Season 3, she made the mistake again [of] not listening to her gut [and] doing all this stuff for the Byrdes, and she’s done with it.” As for Season 4, Garner said Ruth is going to work on getting back the independence she had before the Byrdes came into her life. “She’s realizing that, and that’s what Season 4 is going to be.”
Netflix hasn’t officially confirmed another season of Ozark, but Mundy had a lot to say about it in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “If we’re lucky enough to get a season 4, I think it will be about whether or not Ruth really can create something of her own that she wants and is sustainable, or if she wants something else,” Mundy said. “And I think it will be about if the Byrdes can they turn the biggest mistake of their lives into this huge advantage, and how much will karma catch up with them if they do?”
Will the coronavirus pandemic impact ‘Ozark’ Season 4?
It’s unclear whether or not the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact the filming and production of Ozark Season 4. Netflix’s chairpeople have spoken out about having enough content to keep people entertained for 2020, but several projects have been paused due to the pandemic.
As for another season of Ozark, it’s likely fans could be waiting until 2022, considering the amount of time the show takes to film and edit in post-production.