Ozark is a crime drama series that follows the Byrde family as they get involved in money laundering and drug cartels in the Ozarks, a region in the central United States. The show has been praised for its dark and gritty tone, its complex characters, and its thrilling twists and turns. Ozark has been renewed for a fifth and final season by Netflix, which will consist of 14 episodes split into two parts. Here’s everything we know so far about Ozark season 5.
Is It Ends?
According to Esquire, It’s hard to believe that Ozark is already coming to an end. It feels like only yesterday that we were first introduced to the Byrdes and their complicated world of money laundering and crime. But four seasons later, the show is coming to a close. While it’s sad to see it go, I’m excited to see how everything wraps up.
Show-runner Chris Mundy said he thinks the Byrdes will go “full-on criminal” in the final season. I have to agree. After everything they’ve been through, there’s no way they can go back to their old lives. They’re in too deep now. And besides, who would want to live a boring, normal life after all their excitement and adventure?
Star Jason Bateman has said that he thinks Season Four will be a “bittersweet” ending for the Byrdes. I think that’s accurate. There will be some happy moments, but there will also be some tragedy and heartbreak. After all, this is a crime drama. We can’t expect everything to end perfectly.
I’m hoping for a happy ending for the Byrdes. They’ve been through so much and they deserve it. But even if things don’t work out perfectly for them, I’m still interested to see how everything plays out in the final season of Ozark.
If Ozark is still not on the final season, then when will season 5 be released?
Netflix is known for releasing new seasons of its original series regularly, with most shows debuting recent seasons every year or two. Given the popularity of “Ozark,” it is likely that the fifth season will arrive sometime in 2024.
While there has been no official announcement about the plot of Season 5, Geeksultd stated that fans can expect it to pick up where the fourth season left off. Given the cliffhangers at the end of the previous season, it is likely that the fifth season will focus on the resolution of these storylines and the continuation of the overarching narrative.
Fans can also expect to see the return of all their favorite characters, including Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney), and the rest of the Byrde family.
Additionally, the show will likely continue to explore the dark and dangerous world of the Ozarks, as the Byrde family navigates their way through the criminal underworld and tries to keep their secrets hidden.
Another Theory Said That It Was Over
It was announced in June 2020 that the show would return for a “supersized” fourth and final season, made up of 14 episodes and split into two parts.
At the time, showrunner Chris Mundy said: “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right.”
Since then, in an interview with The Daily Beast, Mundy explained that when to end the show was always Netflix’s decision, but he’d made clear to the streamer that he wanted advanced notice so he could bring it to a satisfying close.
However, it seems that in the end, the decision to end with four seasons was mutually beneficial, with Mundy explaining: “I’ve been talking to them about trying to end it in five [seasons], and they weren’t sure if they wanted to do four or five, and Netflix is the one that hit upon the idea of doing four seasons but a longer order, with the idea always being that it would split.
“My gut feeling is that they appreciate letting things run the right amount of time for them, and creatively. I know for us, creatively, we didn’t think it would go past five. Knowing where we wanted to end it—at least emotionally; we didn’t know all the mechanics of it—it felt like somewhere in that four-five season range was kind of perfect.”