'Ozark' Season 3: Release date, cast, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's crime thriller
Marty and Wendy will be "struggling with their power dynamic and 'dealing with outside forces'" when Season 3 kicks off
'Ozark' Season 3 is all set to make its way to Netflix next year. The American crime drama's second season ended last year. According to RadioTimes, Jason Bateman, the lead actor confirmed on Twitter that the show will be back with ten episodes. He tweeted: “I’m happy for me, but concerned for Marty,” he wrote, “it’s official OZARK 3 is on its way”.
As reported by Metro, actress Laura Linney, who plays Wendy on the show, also confirmed on 'This Morning' that 'Ozark' will start shooting on Monday. "I’ll have costume fittings and various meetings and jump into season three on Monday," she said.
Here's what we know so far about the upcoming season.
The production went on floors in May and the show is all set to return to Netflix on March 27, 2020.
While much of the plot of Season 3 has been kept under wraps, Den of Geek reported showrunner Chris Mundy as saying that Marty and Wendy will be "struggling with their power dynamic and 'dealing with outside forces'" when Season 3 kicks off, as Wendy's brother, "who we've hinted at the first couple years as having some mental illness in the past" will be "a very destabilizing factor" for the pair. Marty and Wendy were shown to get into the casino business in Season 2 in an attempt to try and borrow some cash.
Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde
Bateman plays a self-employed financial advisor. Over the course of the series, he and his business partner begin to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.
Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde
Wendy plays Marty's wife, an advance person, and stager for a local realtor.
Other cast members
Jordana Spiro as Rachel Garrison, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, Jason Butler Harner as Roy Petty, Peter Mullan as Jacob Snell are all set to reprise their roles in the upcoming season. Tom Pelphrey, known for his roles on ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Banshee’, has joined the cast of ‘Ozark’ season 3. He will play Ben Davis, Wendy Byrde's (Laura Linney) younger brother, who shows up unannounced to remind his sister who she used to be and what exactly she’s running away from.
Joseph Sikora (Power) will portray Frank Cosgrove Jr., the hotheaded son of Kansas City mob boss Frank Cosgrove and Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley) will play Omar Navarro, the leader of a massive Mexican drug cartel.
Madison Thompson, known for her stint in 'NCIS: New Orleans' will join the cast as Erin, Helen’s (Janet McTeer) headstrong teenage daughter “who gets dragged along to the Ozarks for some mother-daughter bonding that ends where neither expects. 'Jessica Jones' star Jessica Frances Dukes will also join the cast as a series regular.
'Ozark' was created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, with Jason Bateman and Chris Mundy serving as executive producers.
Rolling out a new Season 3 Announcement teaser, Netflix shared a 25-second video captioned, "They're all in."
It further reads, "Jason Bateman (Marty Byrde), Laura Linney (Wendy Byrde), and Julia Garner (Ruth Langmore) double down on risky decisions to expand their empire in the next chapter of the thrilling crime drama series."
The trailer of season 3 of the show that dropped on Thursday, March 5, makes one thing very clear: life isn’t getting any easier for the Byrde family, which, apart from existential threats from local criminals and a Mexican cartel, has to deal with internal conflicts that never seem to end. It begins with Wendy’s voiceover, saying, “We moved here to start over. And It’s been hard… Sometimes, if you don’t move forward, you die,” as we see Wendy pulling a gun on Marty. We also see in that while Wendy tries to expand the casino business, Marty attempts to bribe Ruth Langmore, the local criminal employed by him, to keep shut about what’s really going on. As always, the blue tint of the show is deeply unsettling. Which makes this crime drama all the better.
According to Radio Times, showrunner Mundy had also revealed that 'Ozark' could probably see as much as five seasons if things go as planned. "We’ve always talked about it as five seasons,” he said at a recent panel discussion ahead of season three. “It could be four, it could be seven … but that always seemed like a good number to us."
Where to watch
You can stream Season 1 and Season 2 of 'Ozark' on Netflix. Once season three premieres on March 27, 2020, you can catch it on the streaming giant as well.
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