Ozark Renewed for Expanded Fourth & Final Season at Netflix

It's the end of the line for the Byrde family: Ozark is ending. The fourth season will consist of 14 episodes, split into two parts consisting of seven episodes each. The fourth and final season will be split in two parts, each consisting of seven episodes.

"Ozark" has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, with the new season also being the show's last. Netflix did not reveal when Ozark season 4 would air, but teased that the new season "will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family's journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks".

Variety reports that Mundy will return as showrunner, writer, and executive producer, with star Jason Bateman also acting as a creative force. "It's been such a great adventure for all of us-both on screen and off-so we're thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible", Mundy said in a statement.

Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark dropped its first season on Netflix in 2017 and its latest this March.

However Jason and Laura, as well as Sophia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner who play their children, are all slated to come back as are Lisa Emery and Charlie Tahan.

Meanwhile, Bateman's co-lead, Laura Linney, has scored a bit of a promotion ahead of the final season; she will be a Co-EP in Season 4.

A part of me is so bummed the show is coming to an end but the other part of me is happy they're not going to just milk the show for all of its worth and keep it going when it's not creatively feasible to do so.

"'Ozark' is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim", said Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content at Netflix.

Netflix has confirmed that Ozark, one of the most popular TV series on the streaming service in recent years, will return for a fourth and final season.

Ozark won two Emmys in 2019 for Bateman's direction and Julia Garner's supporting performance and has racked up 14 nominations to date.