Ozark spoilers follow.
Our favorite Netflix series, Ozark, has returned for a second season, this time with a heftier budget and a slew of new issues.
Season three alone saw the Byrde family put to the test in the name of their money-laundering operation, putting them on the verge of death.
When Omar Navarro abducted Marty, the drug kingpin himself, he didn’t stop torturing Marty and Wendy. As a result, the Byrde matriarch was compelled to arrange a hit on her brother Ben to prevent her family from being massacred by the drug cartel.
After the death of the Navarro lawyer Helen Pierce, the two are again back together and things are going to get very real. The first episode of Season 4 begins with Helen’s hair being shampooed by the pair. They’re negotiating with Navarro for their release moments later.
They must, however, broker an agreement between Navarro and the FBI for the mass-murdering criminal lord to get away with his crimes.
With the death of a Langmore, someone out for blood, the leader of the cartel being stitched up, and the planned extradition of a criminal, this seemingly impossible achievement takes them on a rocky trip.
The first episode of the fourth season, it’s a good start. On everyone’s minds is whether or not the Byrdes have finally been able to get free of prison.
Ozark Season 4 Part 2 Release Date on Netflix: When Will It Premiere?
The first episode of Ozark’s fourth and final season has probably already been seen by most of you. If you don’t, you’re putting yourself in jeopardy by gathering information for the sequel. The task of avoiding spoilers is not a simple one.
In January, the first episode of the 14-part series was released. But if you’re still waiting for the last seven nail-biting episodes to be released, you’re in luck.
On April 29, 2022, Netflix will premiere the second installment of the series. News of its return was announced in a frightening video starring Ruth Langmore, whose relative Wyatt was recently killed. Ruth is seen driving around in her car with her gun drawn in the new trailer, hunting for retribution. There is a harrowing mental monologue accompanying her blank expression.
My childhood traumas are different from yours, she says. “As you can see, I have a cursed Langmore gene. Violence and death have been a part of my life for a long time. Perhaps not soon enough for a Langmore.”
A reference to Wyatt’s death, or a foreshadowing of her future, is possible with her terrible comments. Scroll down to see the Ozark season four part two trailer in its entirety!
Chris Mundy, the show’s executive producer, revealed to The Wrap why he thought season four needed to be a two-parter.
When it came to ending the show, Mundy noted, “We always thought five [seasons] was the outside number.” “After that, it was as if we didn’t want to do it again. We didn’t want the show to seem like it had to continue because it was a TV show. Netflix’s decision to do four seasons but make them long and split them in this way felt right because the debate had always been between “is it four [seasons] or is it five?”
Considering the standard 10-episode structure to be insufficient, Mundy decided to split Ozark into two series.
It’s all one continuum, but “we could make these seven [episodes] feel whole and make the second seven feel complete.” “I don’t think 10 would have been enough for us to tell the tale we wanted to. So any number above 10 and below 20 would be fine with me.”
Mundy concluded the statement by saying, “We’re so thrilled Netflix recognized the necessity of giving Ozark additional time to resolve the Byrdes’ saga appropriately” (via Variety). This has been a wonderful experience for everyone involved, both on and off the set, so we’re pleased to be able to offer it all back to our fans in the most satisfying way imaginable.
After initially planning on ten, Mundy says, “We decided we needed a little more” (via TVLine). “Afterwards, we kind of figured out how to get to 14 together. Each portion of the fourteen-piece puzzle would feel significant and unique if it were broken up into smaller pieces. And it was a good number that allowed us to finish the story without feeling like we were going on too long.”
Bateman tacked on: “The Byrdes have a lot on their plate this season. I’m looking forward to bringing this to a close with a boom.”
Despite Netflix’s decision to withhold the second half of the season, viewers can take heart in the knowledge that the final seven episodes have been written and are ready for release.
Ozark Season 4 Part 2 Cast: Who’s in It?
Season four of Ozark saw the death of a few characters.
As a result, the following characters were not asked to attend the second party:
Navarro’s loose-cannon nephew Javi Elizonndro (Alfonso Herrera) shot corrupt sheriff John Nix (Robert C Treveiler) when he poked about in the disappearance of Helen Pierce.
When Frank Cosgrove senior (John Bedford Lloyd) and Darlene Snell got into a fight, the KC crime boss was shot in the chest (Lisa Emery).
When Javi shoots Darlene for refusing to close her drug company, she receives her comeuppance. As a result of being in the wrong location at the wrong time, Wyatt Langmore (Charlie Tahan) is shot.
It looks like the entire Byrde clan has made it to the final stretch, including Marty, Wendy, Jonah (Skylar Gaertner), and Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz). Additionally, Ruth Langmore, Omar Navarro, and Maya Miller will be at the finish line with the Byrdes at the same time.
Despite Javi’s threats, Jim (Damian Young), the Byrdes’ lawyer, manages to escape murder.
Frank Cosgrove Jr (Joseph Sikora) is spared the same fate as his father. We haven’t seen much of the FBI agent and Petty’s former lover Trevor Evans (McKinley Belcher III), but we expect him to play a bigger role in the second half of the film.
With Sam Dermody and Carson Holmes, the Langmores are still in the mix. Erin (Madison Thompson), Helen’s daughter, is now alive, but she may not be for much longer if she continues to inquire about her mother’s death.
The following newcomers have also cut:
Retired Illinois senator Randall Schafer (aka former X-Men star Bruce Davison)
• Trigger-happy Javi
• Determined PI Mel Sattem (Adam Rothenberg)
• The Navarros’ priest (Bruno Bichir)
• Sheriff Leigh Guerrero (CC Castillo), whose approach is very much “my way or the highway”.
• Clare Shaw, CEO of a top biopharmaceutical firm (Katrina Lenk). Her “judgment is corrupted as she learns the true cost of power”.
Ozark Season 4 Plot and Spoilers: What Will Happen?
Tahan described the conclusion of the show to NME as “nervous-wracking.” “You don’t have all the scripts for an ongoing show since it runs for years. It’s impossible to predict how the show will come out. But I have complete faith in Ozark’s writers.”
Bateman, as you might assume, has known the finale from the beginning.
“I know exactly how it’s all going to end,” he asserted (via IndieWire). “If they get away with it, will they have to pay a bill? That was the key question he [Mundy] had to address. Is there anything, in particular, he wants Byrdes’ actions – or lack thereof – to convey to the audience?
“We had a lot of fun talking about it, and he has some excellent ideas. So, specifically, what happened at the end of Season 3? Yes. It’s fantastic.”
In December 2020, on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, Bateman stated of the writing staff: “Without killing or imprisoning us, they keep upping the threat. To the extent that we can without being killed or imprisoned, we commit as many errors as we can. Also, there’s a lot more to come this [season].
He went on to say, “We do land the jet in a satisfactory way.
Bateman made those remarks about two weeks into filming the last season, so there’s a high probability he hinted at a few plot points. No death or jail for the Byrdes, unless he was executing an extremely large misdirection (he is an actor, after all).
However, it appears that there will be repercussions. “He’s probably a little dumber than he thinks, so he backs into some stupid decisions and he thinks they’re smart judgments, and then he’s got to pay the price for cutting shortcuts,” Bateman said of Marty.
Navarro shot his attorney in the head at the end of season three to give Wendy the assurances she had requested.
As Marty and Wendy’s reigns were being taken over by Helen, she was making efforts to ensure their demise. But she failed – and the Byrdes are still in bed with Omar Navarro, the boss of the Navarro cartel, despite his (temporary) jail.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mundy discussed the startling conclusion: “There is a brief alliance between Wendy and Helen in the first part of the season before it shifts to Wendy and Marty vs Helen, which we conceived of as a Marty-Wendy war.
In the end, “we wanted to hold that tension of these two things [that] cannot cohabitate, someone’s got to win this struggle because Navarro isn’t going to put up with anything unstable and he was going to have to pick aside.”
He concluded by saying: “Even if Helen is the best lawyer in the world, there are many others. But Wendy and Marty have already accomplished two impossible feats for him.
“Getting a casino to act as a conduit for money laundering is a near-impossible task.
Marty and Wendy’s claim that they have the FBI on their side and can influence the US government’s involvement in the drug war against their rivals, in Navarro’s perspective, is something that virtually no one else can accomplish, and that ultimately tilted the scales for Marty and Wendy,” he continues.
Two times, Marty was on the verge of walking away from the money-laundering enterprise, but his collaboration with the criminal lord remains… for the time being. In season four, will he finally breakthrough?
In an interview with IndieWire, Bateman said, “It [the show] is doing better than I could have ever dreamed for, and I had high hopes.” “Both of the first two scripts that I read were filled with a great deal of suspense, peril, and crisis, which piqued my interest as a filmmaker.
“Even though you have no control over whether or not people watch [Ozark], it inspires you to keep going and make it better and more demanding. It’s been a wonderful experience, and it’s given me the motivation to try something even more ambitious on my next project.”
So, what’s next for our intrepid band of adventurers? Ruth appears to have lost everything. Wyatt has met his demise as a result of the downturn in her money-laundering operations. The vengeful Ruth is now on the hunt for Javi’s killer, but will she suffer the same fate as her cousin?
Ruth will continue to play a significant role in the show, according to Mundy. In his view, it will come down to whether or not Ruth can come up with something of her own that she is satisfied with and that is also financially viable.
As far as I’m concerned, it’ll all come down to whether or not the Byrdes can use their greatest blunder of all time to their advantage and how much karma will catch up with them if they do.
Another child who has been acting out because of his mother’s actions is Jonah, who blames her for ordering the killing of his uncle Ben. For Ruth, however, acting out in the Byrde household meant temporarily laundering money, leaving the house, and leaking family secrets like hotcakes all over the place.
It’s safe to assume that he’s not dealing with it very well, and we can expect it to get worse in the next section.
When asked about Jonah’s season four trip, Skylar Gaertner told Starry Mag that it begins with his character’s arrival in New York City.
“For a show like this, the fact that he’s still alive is a major accomplishment. However, I can’t divulge many things, although the dynamics of the show have changed significantly by the end of Season 3. When it comes to his family, Jonah is at a crossroads. Previously, he had gotten through by adapting, being devoted, interested, and optimistic.
“The Byrdes’ way of life has often put those attributes to the test, but he has always come out on top because he has a stable family to lean on. However, the conclusion of season three threatens to overturn everything.
“We can only speculate how his attitude on life may change after discovering the truth about his mother. It will be intriguing to watch how he responds to the current tragedy, as he’s always accepted his parents’ advice without question until now.”
Skylar has grown noticeably in the interim between seasons. When he first appeared in season one, he was just a 12-year-old boy. Upon being questioned about the impact this had on Jonah’s development into an adult, Mundy explained that the two went together like peaches and nectarines.
For his part, Mundy told The Hollywood Reporter: “For me, it was his first act of disobedience when he shot out the windows after season three. Skylar, on the other hand, continues to improve as an actress year after year. So it was as if we were being held accountable for the events at the finale of Season 3, and we were certain that Skylar could handle anything we threw at him.”
Then he added: “Another plus is that he was just 12 or 13 years old when [the show began] and became 18 just before the end of the production. While the rest of us remained the same, just a few years older, he appears to have transformed into a whole new person. His scenes with Ruth felt more like a partnership because of it.”
Many fans had been asking about Marty and Helen’s relationship from the beginning, and Mundy answered it. Are they in love? Though at times it appeared as if they were enemies, Mundy says this isn’t the case:
“There is a profound love between them, but that doesn’t necessarily imply they should be together or stay together. It’s not just about the past; it’s about love, too.”
What will happen to the two people who have gone through thick, thin, blood, and death threats if love isn’t enough? Is this a sign that their relationship is coming to an end?
It’s hard to tell if the story will conclude romantically or more permanently because Mundy gives us more hints than a scavenger hunt. On The Hollywood Reporter, he finally clarified what the car-crash flashback in the first episode was about.
“There are some things in life that you can’t control, even though you’re trying to do everything you can. Marty, in particular, is always attempting to exert control over everything, and he usually succeeds since he is so clever and linguistically dextrous.
“So, in a way, it served as a reminder that nothing is certain in this life. At some point, we’ll be able to catch up to that. Even in moments of relative tranquility, there was a sense that life could slip through your fingers at any moment.”
According to Mundy, the series would end with an “emotional” finale, but he didn’t reveal how it would end. “If we maintain on pace for the emotional ending we’re predicting, we’re putting in minor things.”
The Byrds have done some crazy things throughout the series, but Mundy still expects you to care about them, saying: despite all the crazy things they’ve done “They’ve been terrible parents in so many ways, and they’ve done terrible things themselves.
“Even if these characters have flaws, the audience nonetheless roots for them to succeed in series and movies with flawed protagonists. It is my goal that people may differ and feel strongly on both sides of this issue.
“In the writers’ room, we had a debate on how to wrap out the series. It seemed like some people were saying, “I’m not rooting for them at all,” while others were saying, “Oh, of course, we’re rooting for them.” The show’s creators aren’t immune to the dispute.”
Season four of Ozark will be full of surprises in the second half, some so surprising that Mundy was taken by surprise.
“There were some details that we didn’t learn about until the very last minute. Although I believe we’ve known since at least season two the most fundamental fact, “he stated. “I was aware of the emotional low point. I had no idea how we were going to get there. In the earlier seasons, we sought to incorporate some more elements. At the same time, there are a few things that surprised us all at the end.”
Fans, though, aren’t expecting a Sopranos or Line of Duty-level uproar from the last aspects of Ozark. There will finally be an end to this.
Mundy confessed, “I always want closure.” “I don’t want to feel manipulated. I’d like to be able to say, “OK, that was it.” Regardless of whether they like it or not, I hope the story’s ending brings some sense of closure to the characters’ stories.
“This time around, we’re digging further into the family and their ties in terms of the tone. Is family the most important thing in life? Is it possible to be friends? Is that what you’re asking? Is it ever OK to continue in a relationship, even if you truly care about the other person? This is something Marty and Wendy are going to discuss with us. Byrdes and Ruth deserve a heartfelt, action-packed second act, so here’s hoping.”
Will There Be a Trailer for Ozark Season 4 Part 2?
The full trailer for season 4 part 1 was released on January 6, and it was chock-full of tidbits to get us excited about the show’s upcoming season.
As Navarro informs Marty, “your greatest threat will always come from the inside.” This is a reference to his nephew Javi, who is planning a move against him. However may it also be alluding toward another, possibly larger, betrayal from within the Byrde household?
Following the death of his uncle Ben, Jonah’s relationship with his parents has been severely damaged. Angry feelings have made him lash out at others, especially Wendy. His grief-induced resentment has pushed him to the limit.
There is a lot of emphasis on Ruth Langmore’s character when it comes to the second trailer for the film. After the killing of her cousin, Wyatt was confronted by the Byrdes in a gun-point confrontation that is intercut with footage of Ruth, who is visibly overcome with emotion. Ruth’s grief and heartbreak may be a driving element in the climax, based on this significant emphasis on her.
According to Mundy, who spoke to TVLine, the second installment will begin just where the first left off, with only a little amount of time passed. Mundy stated, “We’re up and running in no time,” to which the others agreed. When the episode ended, “We would be deceiving everyone if we jumped beyond the emotional state we were in [at the end of Episode 7].”
The trailer also does an excellent job of expressing very little while subtly conveying a great deal. A double meaning is conveyed by the tagline, “The end comes sooner than you imagine.” Certainly, this is the Ozarks’ final outing, but it might also be referring to the flash-forward automobile catastrophe we haven’t discussed. For the Byrdes, a life free of crime is just around the corner, but might the end be near? There’s no telling what will happen.
This was followed by a longer trailer for the second segment, which promised an action-packed and incredibly exciting last run for the Byrdes. Below, you can see the video.