A finale is coming for the Netflix original series “Ozark.” After three successful seasons, the Emmy award-winning TV show was renewed for a fourth and final season. According to creators Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, the new season will be longer than any of its predecessors, with 14 episodes split into two parts. The first part of season four will be released on January 21, 2022, and the second part’s release date remains to be determined for now.
The American crime drama tells the story of a financial advisor who gets roped into a money laundering scheme for the Mexican Cartel and, for their safety, must relocate his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks. In season four, the survival of the Byrd family is increasingly at stake, with tensions between the family and the cartel higher than ever.
What many might find surprising, however, is that “Ozark” was not actually filmed in the Missouri Ozarks. Filming primarily took place in Georgia locations such as the city of Savannah, Lake Allatoona, Lake Lanier, and Eagle Rock Studios’ soundstage complex in Norcross. A few other prominent locations include Chateau Elan in Braselton and JD’s on the Lake, which was originally built for the show but now also operates as a functional diner.
The main cast remains the same with Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Lisa Emery, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, and Felix Solis all continuing their roles, but there are also a few newcomers to the cast; including Bruce Davison as retired Illinois senator Randall Schafer, Alfonso Herrera as Javi, a member of the Navarro cartel, Verónica Falcón as Omar Navarro’s sister Camila, and Ali Stroker as Charles-Ann.
“We’re so happy Netflix recognised the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” showrunner Chris Mundy said. “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us – both onscreen and off – so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”