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Ozark season 4: Everything you need to know about the final season on Netflix
Ozark, Netflix‘s standout original crime drama, is back for its fourth and final season. So, what should you know about Ozark season four? Read on for a breakdown of the first half of the season, and what we know about the upcoming second half.
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What is Ozark about?
When a white-collar criminal angers the wrong people, he moves his family to the Ozarks to start fresh, while not exactly leaving his criminal past behind.
What sounded like a Breaking Bad knockoff at first has proven to be a great crime drama in its own right. Netflix’s Ozark follows the Byrde family as they get deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld. Left with a huge amount of debt to his former employer, accountant Marty Byrde begins money laundering in his new home to make good.
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As the seasons move along, the Byrdes all get more actively involved in the family business, making tons of money and some enemies along the way. They also make some unlikely and uneasy allies, particularly in the form of Ruth, a teen with attitude who helps them find their footing, but has ambitions of her own.
Ozark season 3 recap
The season three finale saw the Byrde family getting themselves deeper into the criminal underworld of the Ozarks and reestablishing some degree of control for themselves.
They wiped out some threats and got closer to the top, ensuring some degree of financial security, but at an obvious added cost. If they took a wrong step, they might not have been able to recover.
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The season also ended with Ruth making some shocking discoveries that may put her in direct conflict with the Byrdes. A fan-favorite character, Ruth is likely planning her own enterprise that could pose problems for the Byrdes.
Ozark season four teasers released by Netflix have been pretty cryptic. Synopses and clips suggest the new season picks up immediately where season three left off. If you want more information than that, though, you’ll have to watch it when it premieres.
Ozark season 4 review: Part 1
The Byrdes are now working directly for drug cartel boss Omar Navarro in part one of the new season.
They’re also working with the FBI and hoping to find a way out of their life of crime safely, all of this while managing the fallout of their relationship with Ruth.
Read our full review: Ozark season 4 sets the stakes high for a killer finale
Navarro, for his part, also wants out, and the Byrdes are in a position to help him while helping themselves. Of course, that also puts them at greater risk than ever before too.
The series is as good as ever in Ozark season four, and part one lays the groundwork for what promises to be an explosive finale.
Our score: 8.5/10
Is Ozark season 4 really the final season?
Yes and no. Season four is the final season of Ozark, but Netflix has opted to split it into two parts. “Isn’t that just two seasons?” you might reasonably ask. Well, yes, effectively it is. But it’s also a little bit different than two seasons.
For one thing, there are fewer episodes. Seasons one through three consisted of 10 episodes each. While Ozark season four is longer than that at 14 episodes, that still leaves us with two parts that are seven episodes each and thus shorter than the norm.
Having said that, part two will drop later, so, from a viewer’s perspective, it will feel a lot like two seasons.
When and where can you watch Ozark season 4?
Ozark season four, part one, dropped on January 21, 2022. It is available to Netflix subscribers globally.
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All seven episodes of the first part of season four were made available at once.
Ozark season four part two will premiere April 19 with the final seven episodes available at once.
The entire main cast is back for Ozark season four, along with some new faces.
Ozark actors include the following:
- Jason Bateman
- Laura Linney
- Julia Garner
- Sofia Hublitz
- Skylar Gaertner
- Charlie Tahan
- Jessica Frances Dukes
- Lisa Emery
- Felix Solis
- Damian Young
- Alfonso Herrera
- Adam Rothenberg
- John Bedford Lloyd
- Joseph Sikora
- Bruno Bichir
- CC Castillo
- Katrina Lenk
- Bruce Davison
- Ali Stroker
- Veronica Falcón
Chris Mundy returns as showrunner for Ozark season four, as well as writer and executive producer. Jason Bateman, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey, and Bill Dubuque serve as executive producers. Laura Linney serves as co-executive producer.
That’s what we know about Ozark season four. Catch part two on Netflix on April 19.