Without too much fanfare, Ozark quietly became one of the most binge-watched shows of 2017 on Netflix. If you haven’t watched Ozark yet, give it a try - if you loved Breaking Bad you totally won’t regret it.
And fans of the show have just got some excellent news with the announcement that ten new episodes will be dropping on the streaming service on 31 August. That’s only a few short months away.
Netlix also released an ominous trailer for the upcoming season.
“We’ve done a lot of things, things that we said we would never do,” says Wendy (Laura Linney) in the clip, with her husband Marty (Jason Bateman) adding, “People make choices. Choices have consequences.”
Here’s a synopsis for the second season:
In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in.
Marty and Wendy 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, whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and The Byrdes soon realize they have to go all in before they can get out.
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Bateman, who directs and stars in the show, earlier told the LA Times that the second season is a “good escalation of everything as far as danger, the business challenges and — domestically — our relationship” is concerned.
And when asked how many seasons he envisions for Ozark, showrunner Chris Mundy told The Hollywood Reporter, “We’ve always talked about five,” adding, “Four would be fine, six would probably be fine, but it’s always felt like that’s a good number to tell the story.”
Meanwhile, lead actress Laura Linney punched for an even longer run: “I’d be very happy with eight.”
We wholeheartedly concur.