Netflix has announced that it's renewing its Emmy-award-nominated family crime drama Ozark for a fourth season, and the streaming giant also confirmed that it will be the show's final season.
Season 4 of Ozark will consist of 14 episodes, with the first three seasons having been 10 episodes each. Season 4 will be split into two parts consisting of seven episodes each. This finale format was previously used for popular hits like Breaking Bad and Mad Men.
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“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving ‘Ozark’ more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” showrunner Chris Mundy said in a statement. “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”
Chris Mundy will return as executive producer, showrunner, and writer for the final season, and actors Jason Bateman. Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Charlie Tahan, Skylar Gaertner, and Lisa Emery will all reprise their roles.
“A super sized season means super sized problems for the Byrdes,” Bateman, who plays Marty Byrde in the show, said. “I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
“’Ozark’ is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim,” said Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content at Netflix. “We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close”
Ozark has 14 Emmy nominations since it debuted in 2017. Bateman won an Emmy for Best Directing in a Drama Series, and Garner won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series