Ozark Season Three: What We Know So Far
Fans rejoiced when Jason Bateman confirmed that Ozark would be returning for a third season. Since then, we have just been waiting and waiting...and waiting for it to come back into our lives.
And while we are still waiting, we do finally have a few more details about what fans can expect from the next season.
So where are we?
Season two saw the Byrdes get in deeper than they ever have before with the ruthless Snells, Del is gone, the cartel's lawyer Helen Pierce has been sent in, and Marty (Bateman) opened a casino boat to help the gang launder millions of dollars.
In terms of plot, according to Deadline, season three will see the Byrdes continue to struggle to cut ties with the criminal underbelly of the Missouri resort.
A synopsis released by the publication said: "Marty and Wendy (Laura Linney) struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner), whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and the Byrdes soon realise they have to go all in before they can get out."
It will also see the introduction of a few new characters, including Tom Pelphrey (Iron Fist), Jessica Frances Dukes (Jessica Jones) and Joseph Sikora (Power).
Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley) is also understood to be making an appearance in the show.
But along with a host of new blood, we will also be seeing much more of previous characters Lisa Emery (Darlene Shell) and Janet McTeer (Helen Pierce), who have been given much more prominent roles for the upcoming season.
Since it first hit our screens in 2017, Ozark has been a huge success and follows the (mis)fortunes of a middle class family who get mixed up with a major criminal organisation.
Jason Bateman stars as Chicago financial adviser Martin 'Marty' Byrde in Bill Dubuque's thriller, who is forced to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.
Marty, his wife Wendy and their two kids relocate to the Missouri Ozarks, where Byrde gets caught up with the cartel after a different money-laundering scheme goes wrong.
Compared to Breaking Bad, critics have raved about the show since it first aired.
Mark Perigard from the Boston Herald says: "The violence is stunning, shocking, messy and unexpected. Bateman, who also serves as executive producer, directed four episodes and is a master behind the camera. His work squeezes the suspense in any scene. The locations are both beautiful and sinister, and the show is superbly scored."
Netflix hasn't set a release date for the third series, but with the last two airing in summer, hopefully we won't have too long to wait.
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