“Ozark” will return for one more super sized season as the award-winning series was renewed for a final run on Netflix…
The Byrde family will find closure in “Ozark” season 4.
On Tuesday, Netflix officially renewed the Emmy award winning series for a fourth and super-sized final season that will actually be split into two separate parts.
The final season will play out over 14 episodes — with the season being split into two parts with seven episodes in the first half and seven additional episodes in the second half. There’s no word at this time when “Ozark” will return or when production might resume in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
They're going to go out with a bang.
Ozark will be back with an expanded 14-episode final season. pic.twitter.com/otIoUeTXyH
— Netflix (@netflix) June 30, 2020
“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” showrunner Chris Mundy said in a statement. “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.”
Mundy had previously stated that he felt like five seasons would be an appropriate end game for “Ozark” and while he won’t quite get a full fifth season, the show will receive 14 total episodes instead of 10 for the final run.
“Ozark” has been a hit for Netflix ever since debuting in 2017. The show has not only built a sizable audience but “Ozark” has also enjoyed success on the awards circuit where series star Jason Bateman took home an Emmy for directing while Julia Garner earned a Best Supporting Actress nod at the Emmys for her portrayal of Ruth Langmore.
Much like the “Ozark” showrunner, Bateman was also happy to see the show reach a natural conclusion with this fourth and final season.
“A super sized season means super sized problems for the Byrdes,” Bateman said in a statement. “I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
When “Ozark” season 3 ended, Marty and Wendy Byrde had just gotten off a flight in Mexico where they were embraced by cartel drug lord Omar Navarro after he killed his attorney, Helen Pierce. Meanwhile, Ruth opted out of her partnership with the Byrde family to strike out on her own by starting a drug business with her cousin Wyatt and Darlene Snell, who is also partnering with Kansas City mafia boss Frank Cosgrove.
While details about the final season haven’t been revealed yet, Mundy previously previewed an idea he had in mind assuming “Ozark” had the opportunity to return after season 3 ended.
“If we’re lucky enough to get a season 4, I think it will be about whether or not Ruth (Garner) really can create something of her own that she wants and is sustainable, or if she wants something else,” Mundy said back in April. “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?”
Stay tuned for more information on the return of “Ozark” for the fourth and final season.