Netflix’s Ozark is a new series that was released on July 21, 2017. With 10 episodes already released, we have compiled all of the most up-to-date information available about this exciting Netflix original!
About the show:
The Netflix Original series Ozark follows Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a Chicago financial advisor who suddenly relocates his entire family from their wealthy life back home to live amongst millions of dollars worth of dirty money spanning 12 states. His wife Wendy (Laura Linney) conspires with him as they work together on this task while also raising two children— son Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) and daughter Charlotte aka Charlie (Sofia Hublitz).
In Ozark, Marty is in deep with a Mexican drug lord after he launders $500 million of the man’s dirty money. What seemed like an easy ride became anything but when his wife Wendy learns about this move to the Ozarks. She warns him that they will not survive if he continues down this path while also dealing with their children who believe everything is perfect now because it all seems so idyllic here.
And then there are other threats on top of how dangerous things can be for them as well— namely Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer), a woman from Chicago who wants her cut of what Marty and Wendy have earned. Marty is reluctant to give her what she wants, but it’s clear that she will stop at nothing in order to get it—and this may be the one thing that finally pushes Marty over the edge.
The cast of the show:
Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde
Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde, his wife and partner in crime
Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, their daughter who is a college student
Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde, their son who is only six years old.
Julia Garner (Peggy) – Ruth Langmore; the local drug lord’s runner
Hannah Emily Anderson (Kiki) – Darlene Snell; Ozark mayor candidate and deputy Mayor of her small town population 600+ residents. She also owns Kiki’s Barbershop on the outskirts of Ozarks where she offers haircuts for both men and women. Her father, Sheriff Henry Langmore, is the Ozarks Chief of Police.
Jason Butler Harner (Boyd) – Darlene’s father and Ruth’s common-law husband
Peter Mullan as Jacob Snell; Kiki’s father who died in a car accident shortly before his daughter was born
Sofia Black D’Elia as Ruth Langmore—Darlene’s partner and wife to her deceased father, Sheriff Henry Langmore. She currently runs their barbershop with Kiki while also being an active member in politics running for Mayor of Ozark.”
“The story begins when Marty Byrde moves from Chicago to rural Missouri to get away from the Mafia – which had been shaking down his business and to try and seize control of the local drug trade. He’s relentlessly pursued by a political boss who wants Marty’s land so he can build an industrial park.”
“Marty is not the only one being followed in this small Ozarks town; new deputy Ruth Langmore from Chicago also finds herself under surveillance. When she threatens to expose the FBI agent running her for mayor campaign as corrupt, it sparks an all-out battle between Sheriff Langmore, Jacob Snell, and Marty Byrde over a family legacy that will alter everyone’s reality forever.”
“It tells what happens when you have two competing interests — organized crime on one side opposed with government authority on another,” said Norbert Leo Butz, who plays a Chicago-born FBI agent “running” for mayor in the small Ozarks town of West Point, Missouri.
“The power and allure are really strong,” he said. “It’s like an addiction.”
Official Netflix synopsis:
From executive producers, Jason Bateman and Mark Williams (Ozark), and showrunner Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds) comes to Ozark; a riveting family drama. That follows Marty Byrde’s (Bateman) return to his hometown of Langmore, Missouri; when he learns that both; his business partner/friend Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney), as well as her husband, are being released from prison. He must face off against Jacob “Ozark tells the story of financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney), who move from Chicago to a summer resort community in Ozarks, Missouri. When their money is stolen by a business partner, they’re forced into much riskier speculation but soon find themselves caught between drug traffickers and white-collar criminals.”