Jason Bateman’s Netflix ‘Ozark’ Renewed for Season 2
Netflix may be a little stricter with its renewal policies these days, but Ozark isn’t done laundering money just yet. The Jason Bateman–Laura Linney drama is officially headed back to the Lake with a second season order.
Having premiered Ozark to mixed reviews in July, Netflix confirms that another ten episodes will debut on the streaming service at an undetermined point in the future (presumably 2018). Netflix has generally accommodated some of its producing and Arrested Development partners, as even Will Arnett’s Flaked manage to skate by to a second season.
For those as-yet-unacquainted with Ozark, here’s the full synopsis:
A Chicago financial advisor, who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin, must quickly uproot his family and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. There, he bumps heads with both a local drug dealer whose business he inadvertently interrupts, and a clan of ruffians, led by their 19-year-old niece, who want his money, all the while avoiding the eye of a tenacious FBI agent. He must complete his laundering, to save the life of his family, as they struggle to find their own path in this seemingly foreign way of life.
The Netflix original series Ozark stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan and Lisa Emery.
Bateman also serves as executive producer and directed four episodes. Bill Dubuque created the series and executive produces alongside showrunner Chris Mundy (Hell on Wheels). Watch the first season on Netflix, and stay tuned for more on Ozark Season 2.