Ozark is returning for season 3 on Netflix! 10 new episodes of the show will arrive on the streaming service next year. Star Jason Bateman, who will be directing the first two episodes of the third season, announced the initial renewal news over on Twitter towards the back end of 2018:
“I’m happy for me, but concerned for Marty,” Bateman wrote. Us too.
As long as there’s an audience for the crime drama series, it will continue on for a fair while yet. The team behind Ozark have a five year plan set out, but they seem open to extending the story beyond that. “We’ve always talked about it as five seasons. It could be four, it could be seven … but that always seemed like a good number to us,” said showrunner Chris Mundy at the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills back in April.
Season 3 will see the story continue down the road a little.
“The riverboat casino that you see last season in fact goes into operation,” Bateman confirmed to Deadline. “We pick up six months later from the end of the second season. The casino is up and running and provides us with more opportunities both positive and negative. Some of that is temping and some that are calming. Ultimately it all affects the family.”
Here’s everything else we know about Ozark season 3 so far…
Ozark season 3 – the Geek lowdown
How many seasons are there? Two so far
Renewed or cancelled? It was renewed for a third season in 2018
Release date confirmed? No
Where to watch? Netflix UK
Created by: Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix
Ozark season 3 release date
Ozark started filming its third season over in Georgia in May, and production on season 3 will continue until October, which means the series won’t return to Netflix UK until 2020. Sorry!
Ozark season 3 plot
According to the cast and showrunner Mundy, Marty and Wendy will be “struggling with their power dynamic and ‘dealing with outside forces'” when season 3 kicks off, as Wendy’s brother, “who we’ve hinted at the first couple years as having some mental illness in the past” will be “a very destabilising factor” for the pair.
In season 2, Marty (Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) got into the casino business to try and scrounge up some cash for the cartel. Very little else has been revealed about season 3’s story yet, but we’re keeping an eye out.
Ozark season 3 cast
Bateman will be back as Marty Byrde, naturally, as will Linney as Wendy, and Ruth Langmore as Julia Gardner. A recent casting call for the production asked for upscale shoppers, families and loads of extras for a casino shoot – let your mind run, er, wild.