Filming is set to start on season 4 of Ozark in November, one of its stars has confirmed.
Jason Bateman, who plays the lead role in the hit series, revealed the exciting news that the cast will kick things off from 9 November.
Speaking to IndieWire, the actor said that work was well underway to make sure the series returned as soon as possible.
He said: "We're going to start [filming] 9 November .
"Everything is moving well toward that, and we're very confident in the guidelines and protocols we're going to be following.
"We've got tons of consultants, [and] we're learning a lot from other productions."
It comes after Netflix announced that the drama would be returning for a fourth and final series.
Back in June, the streaming site broke the news to its fans.
Writing on Twitter, Netflix wrote: "Ozark will return for a fourth and final season, split across two parts - each of 7 episodes."
Adding: "Did the maths for you and it turns out that means there will be FOURTEEN more episodes!!"
MRC, the production company behind the series, said extra precautions were being taken to make sure it's safe for the cast and crew to return to work.
A spokesperson said: "The health and safety of our Ozark family is our first priority. Our team has approached return to production with a mandate of exceeding guidelines outlined by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), government officials and others; and we expect our protocols to evolve as we learn from the industry and our own productions.
NEWS: Ozark will return for a fourth and final season, split across two parts - each of 7 episodes.
- Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 30, 2020
"As we aim toward a return, we are working with the unions, health officials, our consultants, and Netflix on our Covid safety guidelines and protocols.
"Upon approvals from our partners and the implementation of safety required in this new environment, we are targeting a November start date."
Ozark first hit our screens back in 2017 and follows a middle class family who get caught up in a major criminal organisation.
Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, the crime thriller sees Bateman star as Chicago financial adviser Martin 'Marty' Byrde, who is forced to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.
After the scheme backfires, Marty and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) relocate to Missouri, where Marty sets up a bigger money laundering operation in the Ozarks - a mountainous region covering the southern half of the state.
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