For those hungry for more of Ozark, you're in luck after Jason Bateman's Male Actor in a Drama SAG win: Netflix's gritty take on Breaking Bad is coming back for a third season later this year. The plot focuses on Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) who moves to Missouri with his family (including his wife Wendy, played by Laura Linney) to launder money for a drug cartel.
Season 2 ended with the Byrde family buried even deeper in corruption than ever before (and Wendy seems to be enjoying it). Marty's massive casino boat, which will likely be the setting for much of season 3, will now be able to launder millions of dollars for the Mexican drug cartel. More headway will likely be made in solving the mystery of Cade Langmore's murder scheme, and his daughter Ruth will now play a larger role in Byrde Enterprises.
Ozark's first and second seasons received so-so reviews from critics, with the most recent chapters earning about 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were more interested, clocking a 90% audience score. Overall, the biggest critique is that it was trying too hard to be Breaking Bad, despite the setting and circumstances being completely different.
The series racked up five Emmy nominations last year, including both outstanding directing and lead actor in a drama for Bateman.
Based on the releases of season 1 in July and two in August, it seems that the third season, which will span 10 episodes, will likely drop in the latter half of summer (a more exact date has yet to be announced). Bateman posted the news on Twitter at the end of 2018, saying, "I'm happy for me, but I'm concerned for Marty [...]" Aren't we all.
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