The fourth series of Ozark arrived on Netflix on January 21 2022, with 7 episodes available to stream immediately.
The popular crime drama stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as a husband and wife who get involved in money laundering for the cartel.
Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Ozark.
Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde
Who does Jason Bateman play in Ozark? Jason Bateman stars as Martin “Marty” Byrde, a financial advisor who launders money for a drug cartel.
Where do I know him from? You’ll know Bateman from a number of films, like Horrible Bosses, Juno, or Game Night, and of course from Arrested Development as well.
If I like him in this, what should I watch next? Given Bateman directs a lot of Ozark, you might be interested to check out his feature films The Family Fang and Bad Words, both dark comedies.
Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde
Who does Laura Linney play in Ozark? Laura Linney plays Wendy Byrde, Martin’s wife and a political campaigner who gets drawn into his money laundering operation as the series continues.
Where do I know her from? Linney is a prolific actor, and you’ll likely recognise her from things like The Truman Show, The Squid and the Whale, The Big C, or Frasier.
If I liked her in this, what should I watch next? You should check out The Squid and the Whale – it’s only very loosely like Ozark, in that it’s about a family, but it is very good and well-worth watching.
Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore
Who does Julia Garner play in Ozark? Garner plays Ruth Langmore, a member of a local crime family. Garner has won two Best Supporting Actress Emmys for her role in Ozark.
Where do I know her from? Ozark is Garner’s biggest role to date, but you might also know her from Netflix series Maniac with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, or maybe the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. (And, if you were wondering, Julia Garner actually is not related to Jennifer Garner.)
If I liked her in this, what should I watch next? Garner is soon to star in Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix series Inventing Anna, a true-crime series which puts Garner at the centre.
Bruce Davison as Randall Schafer
Who does Bruce Davison play in Ozark? Randall Schafer is a retired Illinois senator, set in his ways and accustomed to doing things in a very particular manner – for the right price, though, he can be won over.
Where do I know him from? You might recognise the Oscar-nominated actor from his roles in Longtime Companion and Vendetta, or perhaps from playing the villain Senator Robert Kelly in the X-Men movies.
Who else is in the cast?
Returning for Ozark Season 4 are Felix Solis (The Good Wife), Charlie Tahan (Gotham) and Jessica Frances Dukes (Jessica Jones).
New cast members for Ozark Season 4 include Alfonso Herrara (Sense8) and Katrina Lenk (The Marvellous Mrs Maisel) amongst others
Who writes and directs Ozark Series 4?
The opening episodes of Ozark Series 4 have been written by Chris Mundy, Laura Deeley, and Martin Zimmerman, all of whom have written for Ozark before. Mundy is also credited as an executive producer.
Directors haven’t been announced yet, but it’s likely that Jason Bateman – who has directed a number of Ozark episodes already – will once again get behind the camera.
Where can I see the trailer for Ozark season 4?
You can see the trailer right here, as Jason Bateman and Laura Linney get drawn even further into the murky depths of the criminal underworld, and their past starts to catch up with them.
When can I watch Ozark season 4?
All 7 episodes of Ozark season 4 part 1 will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday January 21.
A subsequent 7 episodes, which make up Season 4 part 2, will be available later in the year.
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