Ozark Season 4 Release Date- if you prefer your TV series severely desaturated, faintly Jason Bateman, and a smidgeon of the polo shirt. The first half of Netflix’s Midwestern crime-and-drugs drama’s final season premiered in January, with the most current episodes premiering in January.
We can’t blame you for coming here to ask for more after the most recent batch of episodes including two big character deaths, a betrayal we didn’t see coming, and a legendary Ruth Langmore freakout.
The series was broken into two parts, with the first seven episodes available on the streaming service in January. Netflix startled fans last month by announcing an earlier-than-expected launch date for the second and final group of episodes (April 29).
There are additional clues to how this brutal drama might conclude for the Byrdes now that a new trailer and photographs have been released.
Ozark season 4 Premiere Date: When Will The Show Air Again?
Ozark has finally established a release date for season four for the beginning of 2022, with Part 1 due to launch on January 21, 2022, after numerous coronavirus-related delays.
Season 4 Will Consist of How Many Episodes?
Season 4 will consist of 14 episodes, seven of which will air at a time — similar to how Mad Men and Breaking Bad aired their final seasons in two parts.
Trailer for Ozark Season 4
During its global Livestream TUDUM event, Netflix also gave a sneak peek at season four (September 25). A second teaser, released on November 17 in a scary rewound format, features Marty giving a monologue on individuals making stupid decisions juxtaposed against back-to-front footage of a deadly vehicle wreck.
The Byrdes was driving the automobile that crashed at the end of the trailer, and the tagline reads, “No ending is reached by accident.” On January 7, Netflix released a full-length trailer for the season.
Who Will Return for Season 4 of Ozark?
The core Ozark cast members will almost certainly return – those who are still alive, that is. Showrunner Chris Mundy has hinted that one of the cast members, Ruth (Julia Garner), may play a bigger part in season 4.
“Well, if we’re lucky enough to get a season 4, I think it’ll be about whether Ruth can truly develop something that she wants and is sustainable, or if she wants something different,” Mundy added.
“Ruth’s narrative is that she thought she wanted to be a Byrde until she realized that not only is it okay to be a Langmore, but she actually prefers it… But there’s a real allure there for Ruth, and the Marty relationship has real feeling.”
Mundy further stated that Byrdes will not be leaving. “I believe it will come down to whether the Byrdes can transform their biggest error into this huge advantage,” he said. “If they do, how much will karma punish them?”
On February 25, Oscar nominee Bruce Davison was cast in a recurring role on the fourth and final season of the show.
Davison, who has been in films such as X-Men and Longtime Companion, will play Randall Schafer, a strong retired Illinois United States Senator who is used to getting his way. He’s not usually easy to persuade, but if the price is right, he might be persuaded.
Ruth Langmore is played by Julia Garner, Wyatt Langmore is played by Charlie Tahan, Darlene Snell is played by Lisa Emery, and cartel head Omar Navarro is played by Felix Solis.
What’s Going To Happen In Ozark Season 4?
Chris Mundy indicated that the show’s principal characters, particularly Marty and Wendy, will face long-term ramifications following the explosive finale season.
Mundy explained what cartel head Navarro’s “today is a beginning” phrase means for Wendy and Marty’s future: “Marty kind of expressed it in the speech that he gives to try and get Wendy out of bed, which is that we have to burrow all the way into the center of this thing.”
“That’s what it is to us.” It’s just that you’re now a crucial part of this operation and you’re entirely on his radar, to the point where he’s [mixing] his or someone else’s blood with yours, and you’re a part of it.
So, for better or worse, you’re entirely immersed in this game, and now it’s up to you to see if you still have a chance to play.”
Due to the fact that you never truly get confirmation that it’s his body being burned in the third season, a number of hypotheses have emerged as to where the plot for season 4 will go. One of the most popular is that Ben Davis is still alive.
Ozark Was Never Intended To be a Show That Would Go So Long
Ozark was never intended to be a program that would span a decade or anything close to that, as Bateman stated in the same Collider interview. If his plan for Ozark to be three to four seasons becomes a reality, the fourth season might theoretically be the end—or at the very least, the beginning of the end.
“If you keep going, you’re going to go over the cliff, or up over the mountain’s summit, and you’re going to end up jumping the shark,” he warned.
“So, given Marty Byrde and Wendy Byrde’s intelligence, if they keep on at this pitch for much longer, they’ll either be killed or imprisoned.” The alternative is to smooth out that pitch so you don’t end up leaping the shark, but then you’ll find yourself stalling for more episodes and seasons.
So, I’m not sure where or when it’ll end, but it doesn’t feel like it’ll be a 12-season program, given their intelligence.”
Ruth’s huge chance
Season four of Ozark focused mainly on Marty and Wendy Byrde’s wheeling and dealing, as they attempted, as they always do, to schmooze their way out of being brutally murdered by the cartel.
But the season’s concluding scenes were all about Ruth Langmore, who is one of the show’s best characters and is played by Julia Garner.
To summarise, season four begins with the introduction of a new character: Omar Navarro’s nephew, Javier, or Javi. Javi wants the top seat in the cartel and is willing to kill Navarro and his family to acquire it, Navarro tells Marty and Wendy.
As a result, Navarro is looking for a way out. To do so, Navarro wants the Byrdes to use their FBI contact, Maya Miller, to broker a deal that will allow him to enter the United States as a free citizen.
When Javi first meets the Byrdes, he expresses his displeasure with Darlene Snell, a rival heroin producer who, in his opinion, is disrespecting the cartel by operating in the Ozarks. Javi takes matters into his own hands in the season four finale. He storms into Darlene’s home and shoots her and her new husband, Wyatt Langmore, to death.
Ruth Langmore shoots Omar Navarro’s nephew Javi Elizonndro, according to a trailer for the second half of Ozark’s fourth and final season.
In the final episode of the first leg, rising cartel figure Javi executed Ruth’s cousin Wyatt and his drug-dealing lover Darlene Snell, directed by none other than Robin Wright (who played Claire Underwood in House of Cards).