Breaking from Variety, the Jason Bateman and Laura Linney money-laundering drama Ozark has been renewed for a second season on Netflix. The show follows lead character Marty, a financier played by Bateman, and his wife, Wendy, played by Linney, as he moves the both of them abruptly from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks after his money laundering scheme has taken a sharp turn with a Mexican drug lord gunning for him.
The first season consisted of 10 hour-long episodes, and the second season is reported to be the same.
The series was created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, who doubled as executive producers on the series. Jason Bateman himself directed a number of the episodes from the series and is also credited with an executive producer title. Chris Mundy was the lead writer and is also granted executive producer status.
The show has received a lot of positive reception and praised for its tension and unexpected plot turns. It depicts a lot of debauchery and self-destruction on the part of the characters, and it uses these to its advantage.
I’ve yet to watch Ozark myself, but a Jason Bateman-led crime drama sounds like something I’d quite enjoy whenever I get around to it. Castlevania and Game of Thrones have my attention right now, with Defenders getting closer and exciting more every day (Luke Caaaaaaage!).
Since this is just breaking, a release date for season 2 of Ozark has yet to be set.
You know, since we are on the subject of Jason Bateman and shows being renewed on Netflix, let’s talk about season 5 of Arrested Development, huh? Jason? Ron Howard? Mitch Hurwitz? When are we getting that? I know Bateman, Jeffery Tambor, and Alia Shawkat are particularly busy these days, but I think we can work this out.