Will Ozark season 4 be able to differentiate itself from Breaking Bad in its final season?

Ozark Season 4 is now officially renewed by Netflix, which is also the last installment of the show. So, for the loyal fans of the Byrde family, it will soon be coming to an end. The show stars, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner have their contracts renewed for 14 episodes for this season with a seven-episodes split.

The final chapter of the show started from the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminally infested minds in the Ozarks, especially at the end of season 3.

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

“A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes,” Bateman said. “I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”

The show has been successful for both the viewers and the critics, they have got 14 Emmy nominations since their debut in 2017. ‘Ozark’ is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim,” said Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content at Netflix.

“We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia, and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close.”

The story starts with Bateman playing Marty Bryde, a financial advisor who later turns out to be a money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel, who later moves to Ozark and now has found a way to spin a little into even more. It is the journey of the family to establish a high-income criminal empire in the Ozarks region of Missouri.

The show option compared to Breaking Bad but when reversed, the show starts with the family being involved in the criminal world in a small way but then gradually learns to be a big-shot and more complicatedly involved in the drug cartel business.

The show has tried extremely hard to separate itself from Breaking Bad and break out from its shadow. The basic premises of both the shows is the same were white-collar and small families try to make it big in the drug business.

The show has had a slow turning loyal fandom, where its popularity grew as the time went by and since its inception gathered a total of 30 million viewers for the season 3 in its first four weeks of release.

“We are very proud of what we did, but we would be lying if we said we didn’t have a little virus aid,” Bateman told Deadline.

“We had some gratuitous timing with the show coming out when everyone had nothing to look at except their walls and television. Hopefully, people liked what they were looking at,” he added.


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