Since its debut in 2017 Ozark has built up a loyal fanbase with viewers across the world hooked on the tale of married couple Marty and Wendy Byrde, who were forced to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel. Let us find out that is Ozark based on a true story?
The drams series of Netflix Ozark got even bigger this year after season three dropped on the streaming platform.
Fans were immersed in tonally gritty story depicting white-collar crime in the underbelly of Missouri which is aesthetically dark.
The third season of the show saw the Byrdes fully committing to their life serving the Mexican drug cartel with now no way out.
Is Ozark based on a true story?
The storyline of Ozark shows financial worker Marty Byrde (played by Jason Bateman) and his lobbyist wife Wendy (Laura Linney), who work for a Mexican drug cartel.
In the first season of the show Marty and his family fleeing from their middle-class existence in Chicago and relocating to the Ozarks after the drug gang came after them.
After Marty’s money laundering scheme went sour they were forced to relocate and the cartel bumped off his business partner. Marty managed to convince the cartel to allow him to continue working for them in the Ozarks.
The Byrdes have been going strong with the scheme ever since Marty made it work somehow. The creators of Ozark are Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, who also worked on the Ben Affleck-fronted thriller The Accountant.
They said that “How we view money, the power of getting it, the pressure of holding onto it.” “The lake is both a real thing and a metaphor for capitalism.”
Some real-life aspects of Ozark are riverboat casinos, which exist in states including Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Indiana because it’s illegal to have them on dry land in some parts.