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Ozark season 4: Everything you need to know about the final season on Netflix

One of Netflix's best shows is coming to an end, but with an extra-long, two-part final season.
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December 25, 2021
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Ozark, Netflix‘s standout original crime drama, is back for its fourth and final season. So, what can you expect from Ozark season four? Read on for a breakdown of what we know about the upcoming season and series finale, including its odd two-part rollout.

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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.

Where we left off

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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.

Is Ozark season 4 really the final season?

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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.

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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, there’s still no word on when we’ll get part two of the latest season, so, from a viewer’s perspective, it will feel a lot like two seasons.

When and where can you watch Ozark season 4?

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Ozark season four, part one, will drop on January 21, 2022. It will be available to Netflix subscribers globally.

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All seven episodes of the first part of season four will be available at once.

Who’s involved?

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The entire main cast is back for Ozark season four, along with some new faces.

Confirmed 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

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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.

What to expect from Ozark season 4

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It’s quite surprising how little information Netflix has shared about the new season of Ozark.

Presumably, the season’s two parts will feel cohesive to some degree. While each of the previous seasons had a beginning, middle, and end and felt generally self-contained, it would follow that season four does the same, despite the mid-season break.

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We don’t know, though. The series has a habit of defying expectations, and the final Ozark season will undoubtedly follow in that tradition.