- A fourth season of Ozark was not technically ordered by Netflix.
- Given the massive popularity of the show, it just seems to be a technical matter at this point.
- Jason Bateman, however, says the show may be nearing the end.
The third season of Ozark was the best of the show so far – including an explosive ending. With two seasons to find out who Marty Byrde, Wendy Byrde, Ruth Langmore and the rest of the gang are as characters, the third season of the show allowed them to really settle in and tell an exciting, exciting and fast-paced crime story. Jason Bateman, who not only stars as Marty Byrde, but also stages a series of episodes in each season, recently spoke to Collider revealing that while the show is definitely gaining momentum, he doesn't see it forever.
Bateman said in the interview that he always operated on the idea that Ozark would run for "three seasons, four seasons, five seasons, something like that" and that "it doesn't feel like it is a 1
If the show only lasted four or five seasons, it would mean that any future season of Ozark would be the home track.
However, if this fourth season receives an order, it will likely not go into production soon. While a typical break between seasons for the show was between a year and a year and a half, filming is likely to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this delay could be further reduced. The good news, however, is that the writing and planning processes are not necessarily affected. The bad news is that filming is now essentially impossible. We will continue to update this area as we learn more.
Will it be a fourth season of Ozark?
Netflix has not yet officially extended Ozark for a fourth season. But based on the show's popularity, this currently only seems to be a technical matter. Speaking to Collider Bateman revealed that showrunner Chris Mundy is already planning a fourth season that would be linked to this official call.
"There is no official pickup for season 4," said Bateman. "We all work in the hope that it will happen. It’s Netflix’s norm to wait for the premiere of a show and collect the dates for weeks two, three, and four and see if there’s an audience, to justify an additional season. I think we're in this time right now. But I know [showrunner] Chris Mundy and his team are working hard to find out what this fourth season would be if this official pickup landed. " A fourth season of Ozark could be the beginning of the end.
As Bateman alluded to in the same Collider interview, Ozark was never intended as a show that would take a decade or anywhere nearby. If his idea of 3-4-5 seasons for Ozark becomes reality, it means that a fourth season could theoretically be the end – or at least the end could start.  "If you keep going much longer, you will go over the cliff or over the top of the mountain and end up jumping the shark," he said. "Given the intelligence of Marty Byrde and Wendy Byrde, they'll either be killed or put in jail if they stay there much longer. The alternative is to reduce that pitch so you don't jump on the shark, but only for others Episodes and seasons stall, so I'm not sure where and when it will end, but given its intelligence, it doesn't feel like a 12-season show. ”
Filming becomes a possible fourth season
While the show is called, yes, Ozark, it is not actually turned into the title of Ozarks, in fact these were local forests and large lakes that you used in the first three seasons of the show have actually seen it all in Georgia, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia has actually helped one of the first states to ease restrictions, according to Deadline Netflix will not progress among other manufacturing companies until it can be ensured that everyone on the set is safe.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix The chief content officer said that while the state may have relaxed the restrictions, its company would only get ahead after rigorous testing. "We have to be able to look our employees, the cast and the crew in the eye and say: 'This is a safe place to work," he said when he called for a win. The report also states that the company that also films Stranger Things in Georgia is working closely with manufacturing partners and local governments to assess the evolving situation.
Who will be in the cast of season four?
We don't know which new characters could be added for a possible third season. However, given the end of season three, we can expect many regulars to return. That means Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, Charlie Tahan as Wyatt Langmore, Lisa Emery as Darlene Snell, Jessica Frances Dukes as Special Agent Maya Miller and Felix Solis as Omar Navarro.
When will the fourth season of Ozark be released?
Given that the fourth season of Ozark wasn’t even technically ordered, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is shut down, it’s incredibly difficult to predict when a fourth season of  Ozark could come out. But we can work on the basis of previous schedules and also assume that the show will at least write on a normal schedule from now on, since they are currently not in production anyway.
The first two seasons had late summer releases in 2017 and 2018, while the third season waited a little longer for a release in late winter / spring 2020. On this basis, a fourth season of Ozark would be expected in the spring of 2021 at the earliest, but since production is so uncertain for everything that is so uncertain in the future, you have to start with a grain of salt .