If Ozark was your summer binge-watch, we have good and bad news. The Jason Bateman-starring series is coming back for a second season on Netflix. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to be a while before we find out what's next for the Byrde family.
In the first season of the crime drama, we watched as Jason’s character, financial planner Marty, moved his family to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks to expand the business of his secret drug lord bosses. Unfortunately, that just landed him in more trouble with the local drug dealers and the FBI. With a gripping plot like that, it’s no wonder Parrot Analytics reports that it was the most-watched digital original show of the summer.
While we patiently await new episodes, let’s take some time to recap everything we know so far. Read on for all of the scoop on Season 2.
So far, Netflix has only said that the second season is “coming soon.” Considering Season 1 was released in July 2017, there’s a good chance they’ll stick to this model and drop Season 2 in summer 2018.
Right now, very few spoilers are out there about what’s to come for the show. Jason Bateman did give some scoop in an interview with Indiewire. “Obviously, there's the opportunity for Marty to work very closely with the Snells and with Ruth,” he started. “He's got $50 million to wash now instead of $8 million ... We're going to have some bad guys that are probably wearing ties next year as opposed to blue jeans. He might spend a little time up in St. Louis or Kansas City in pursuing some of these bigger deals that he's going to need to accomplish to get this bigger number washed.”
The dark series is set at Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri waterfront resort. However, most of the show is filmed in Georgia — known for its tax breaks — in the Atlanta suburbs of Woodstock, Lake Allatoona, and Lake Lanier. There are a few shots from Lake Ozark, MO, including the "Welcome To Lake Of the Ozarks" sign and the "Injun Joe Muffler Man" statue.
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The first season contained nine hour-long episodes, and one 80-minute finale. The second season will follow suit, with 10 episodes in 2018.
By all accounts, the story at the center of Ozark is completely fictional. However, show writer Bill Dubuque did draw inspiration from his time working as a dock hand at the Alhonna Resort in the ‘80s.
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