Wednesday, April 24, 2024

“Ozark,” the Best Drama on TV This Year, Will End with a 4th Super-Sized Two Part 14 Episode Season


“Ozark,” which just had the best season on TV, I think, will come to an end.

Netflix has announced a fourth season for the despicable Byrde family that will have 14 episodes split into two seven episode cycles.

Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Janet McTeer, Julia Garner and Tom Pelphrey made Season 3 so amazing they all deserve Emmys, in every category. I will be sad to see it all end.

“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving “Ozark” more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” showrunner Chris Mundy said in a statement. “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.”

There’s no real reason given by Netflix for ending the show, which could have gone on for a few more seasons. But the cost of producing the show must have been gaining, and no one outside of Netflix knows what the ratings are. If you went by the people I talk to, the show is massive hit.

Seriously, with Emmy nomination voting starting Thursday, we should see all the actors I mentioned get spots. Even in the toughest competitive year, “Ozark Season 3” was simply outstanding.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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