Ozark: Netflix Family-Crime Drama, Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney

Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams created Ozark, a Netflix crime drama TV series, produced by MRC Television and Aggregate Films.

The series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as Marty and Wendy Byrde, a married couple who move their family to the Lake of the Ozarks for money laundering.

Bateman also serves as a director and executive producer for the series.

The first season was released on July 21, 2017; the second on August 31, 2018, and the third on March 27, 2020.

The first three seasons are ten episodes each.

In June 2020, the series was renewed for fourth and final season consisting of 14 episodes split into two parts; the first part was released on January 21, 2022, while the second on April 29, 2022.

Ozark was praised for its tone, directing, production values, and performances (particularly Bateman, Linney, and Julia Garner).

The series has received a total of 32 Primetime Emmy Award nominations including two for Outstanding Drama Series, with Bateman winning for Outstanding Directing for Drama Series in 2019 and Garner winning twice consecutively for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2020.

Premise:

After a money laundering scheme for Mexican drug cartel goes wrong, financial advisor Marty Byrde proposes to make amends by offering bigger laundering operation in the Lake of the Ozarks region of central Missouri.

Marty moves his family from the Chicago suburb of Naperville to the remote summer resort community of Osage Beach, Missouri.

When the Byrdes arrive in Missouri, they become entangled with local criminals, including the Langmore and Snell families, and later the Kansas City Mafia.