‘Ozark’ Season 2 announced by Netflix, guess I’ll add the show to my unconquerable list of pop culture to consume
Got a couple of friends really digging Ozark, while I continue my attempt to catch-up on Game of Thrones. Good news for those friends, who have been telling me I’m fucking up (I know, I know!) for not watching Ozark. They’re going to have more of the show to enjoy. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be caught up on Thrones by the time the second season drops.
That was fast. The Jason Bateman dramatic crime series Ozark just premiered on Netflix on July 21, but the streaming service has announced they are already renewing the show for a second season. Below, here’s what we know about Ozark season 2.
A follow-up season seems like a no-brainer as this show has everything Netflix subscribers seem to want from their binge-worthy shows: great acting, interesting characters doing questionable things, and big, unexpected twists and turns. Bateman portrays financial planner Marty Byrde, who alongside his wife, a homemaker turned real estate agent Wendy (Laura Linney) are suddenly forced to relocate their family from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Lakes of the Ozarks after a money laundering scheme goes wrong. Marty is under time pressure to wash millions of dollars for a Mexican drug lord, or it will all be over.
I’ve been telling people that the show is Breaking Bad meets Justified, so if you liked either or both of those series you’ll probably like Ozark. The best episodes of the show are the first two and last two hours of the 10-episode season, which were not-so-coincidently directed by executive producer and star Jason Bateman. After seeing this series, I’m much more excited to see his evolving career as a director.