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Having an abysmal slate of programming, Netflix has become a player in the realm of series.
While the streaming giant has seen its share of strikes — such as Stranger Matters, Orange Is The New Black, Mindhunter, Russian Doll, and much more — it’s also seen its share of misfires for example Haters Back , Real Rob, Flaked, and Iron Fist, amongst others.
The pitch-black family drama Ozark of jason Bateman is firmly part of the prior group, getting an awards-season darling with its first 20 episodes and netting a pair of Emmy awards for his Julia Garner and Bateman.
Made by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark follows the travails of their Byrde household, that are forced to flee their big city life in Chicago and visit wilds of the Ozark Mountains following patriarch Marty (Bateman) is ineffective in a money laundering scheme.
In the Ozarks, Marty is tasked with laundering $500 million in drug money within the span of five years in order to appease people in the Mexican drug cartel.
While fighting to find creative ways to satisfy his promise to cartel leaders and still protect his loved ones, Marty, his wife Wendy (the great Laura Linney), and both kids (Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner) get caught up in the insanity in increasingly intricate ways.
From that web of narrative possibilities, Bateman (that also acts as an executive producer on the show ) and the Ozark creative group have managed to spin among the most compact, relentlessly bleak narratives from the history of contemporary television. They’ve also managed to create Ozark one.
” the 20 episodes that have included the first two seasons of the show have left a belief while Ozark is not pulling on the same loading numbers as Stranger Things, and Netflix has really bestowed the Byrde saga that was continuing with a third season.
Here’s what we know up to now about Ozark period 3.
What is the release date for Ozark season 3?
Season 3 of Ozark is 100-percent occurring, as soon as the season will arrive but among those things Netflix has yet to confirm is.
Bateman, Linney, and the rest of the Ozark team were slated to shoot at the series’s third year between May and October of 2019, so for all we know, year 3 of Ozark may already be in the can and on its approach to the editing package.
This timeline makes it exceptionally unlikely (if not impossible) that we will get to see Marty and the Byrdes back in activity in 2019, but looking at past seasons of this series can help us estimate the launch date for Ozark season 3.
Netflix has an pattern of releasing new seasons of shows around the same time of year which previous seasons were released. July 2017 season 1 of Ozark struck on the platform, and season 2 fell in August 2018.
Going off those past release dates it appears a pretty safe bet that year 3 of Ozark will don in the summer of 2020 — which ought to be great news, as fans can conquer the late summer heat by binging another 10 episodes of one of Netflix’s iciest dramas.
Who is at the Ozark season 3 cast?
Though it is not clear when Marty and the gang will soon grace the small screen on Ozark time, there’s plenty of advice about who will show up on the 10 episodes.
Before we get into the faces which are returning for the new season of Ozark, it would be sensible to take a peek at a few of the faces which won’t be around on season 3.
That list is more than you might expect given the season 2 bloodletting which left a couple of players six feet beneath.
One of the familiars who went on to fulfill their manufacturers on Ozark season 2 are Peter Mullan’s backwoods drug lord Jacob Snell, Jason Butler Harner’s obsessive rogue Roy Petty, Harris Yulin’s gruff fantastic man Buddy Dieker, Michael Mosley’s tortured preacher Mason Young, Michael Tourek’s strong-but-silent rough man Ash, along with Trevor Long’s Langmore paterfamilias Cade.
(There are a lot more, because Ozark really did kill a lot of people on season )
As for who is still standing at the blood-spattered Ozark landscape, Jason Bateman and Laura Linney will indeed be back as Mr. and Mrs. Byrde, and it is assumed that Sophia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner will reprise their respective roles as the Byrde kids, Charlotte and Jonah.
Newly Launched Emmy winner Julia Garner can also be set to return as the impetuous Ruth Langmore (who remains the most intriguingly complex character in the twisted world of Ozark), together with Charlie Tahan reprising his role as Ruth’s wildly smart yet tragically unmotivated brother Wyatt.
It’s almost certain that Lisa Emery’s hillbilly Lady Macbeth Darlene Snell will play a significant part in the season 3 narrative, since will Janet McTeer’s ice queen cartel attorney Helen Pierce.
Dependent on the amount of regulars fans may be expecting an influx of new blood for period 3 — and they would be anticipating properly.
NCIS: New Orleans actress Madison Thompson is set to join the Ozark fray as Helen Pierce’s teenage girl, while former Iron Fist star Tom Pelphry will look as Wendy Byrde’s free-spirited (and possibly unstable) brother Ben. Additionally, Ex-Jessica Jones celebrity Jessica Frances Duke will come aboard as an FBI forensic accountant tasked with taking Marty down.
It has also been announced that Joseph Sikora (Netflix’s Maniac) and Felix Solis (Mindhunter) are set to go to the Ozarks for year 3 as the leaders of the Kansas City mob and the Navarro Cartel, respectively.
Things are going to heat up to your Byrdes.
What’s Ozark season 3’s plot?
Well, so are we if you are wondering exactly what is in store for Marty and business on year 3 of Ozark. For this writing, the creative team behind the series is understandably being tight-lipped with particulars enclosing the storyline of season.
This secrecy makes sense of what makes Ozark so endlessly watchable, part is its ability to keep you off balance, and to shock the hell out of you at the moment.
Bateman failed confirm to Deadline that the new year is set to open following the season two finale, if we don’t understand what the future holds for the Byrde clan.
That means that the riverboat casino will surely feature in anything narratives unfold season 3, and is fully operational.
Given Wendy’s activities during that shocking finale, we are betting a full-on power struggle is raging between her and her demeanor, which all manner of dubious exterior forces will be testing the wits and the fidelity of the Byrdes — not forgetting that the perpetual wildcard that is Ruth Langmore.
Hence the question is, will it be made by the Byrdes through what is guaranteed to become another nail-biter of a year? Obviously it’s a bit too early to tell, however, Bateman’s cryptic 2018 tweet might have resisted the response:
“I’m glad for me, but concerned for Marty.” So are we, Jason. So are we.