The first series debuted in July 2017
What’s the latest?
- Ozark has been renewed for season 2.
- Season 2 will contain 10 new episodes.
- Oscar-nominee Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds, Albert Nobbs) has been added to the cast.
- Jason Bateman will continue to direct and executive produce as well as acting in the series.
- Chris Mundy will also executive produce, and creators Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams are also back on board.
Is there a trailer for season 2?
So far there’s just this announcement trailer, where Jason Bateman’s Marty looks a little bit worse for wear…
What should we expect?
Jason Bateman has said: “Now that Del is gone, the assumption is that another lieutenant would come into town to oversee this larger portion of money that I’m charged to wash… The riverboat casino would be able to handle that and then some. And probably that means that Marty’s obstacles are going to take the shape of unions and perhaps some St. Louis or Kansas City mob, which is actually pretty formidable.
“Politicians and bureaucrats and land management and zoning rights and all those kinds of things that take a lot of bribery, coercion. It’ll probably become a little — not white collar, but probably less moonshine and a little more… I don’t know if ‘Chardonnay’ would be the right term, but the criminals might be wearing ties next year as opposed to flannels.”
In a more recent interview, he revealed: “It’s a good escalation of everything as far as danger, the business challenges and — domestically — our relationship. Where we leave things, we have $50 million to deal with instead of $8 million. We’ve got a relationship with the Snells that we need to deliver on and a three-way marriage with the heroin coming in from the Mexican cartel, the possibility of a casino helping out with the laundering. One of the things that I’m really interested in is that the kids are aware of what Mom and Dad are doing. It sort of disintegrates that idyllic parental model that a kid deserves to have, that inherent position of deference. And now we have more of a peer relationship with our kids and that’s going to be a challenge.”
What’s the release date for Ozark season 2?
Probably sometime in 2018
We’ll update this page when new information becomes available.
How many episodes are there going to be?
Just like in season 1.
Any new cast members?
Just one so far: Janet McTeer. The British actor will play “a Chicago based attorney with links to the cartel”, says a Netflix press release. Apparently “in a deal with the devil” she becomes a “potential threat” to the Byrdes. McTeer will also be seen in the forthcoming season 2 of Netflix’s Jessica Jones.
Has filming begun?
Yes, filming began in the autumn of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Actors such as Julia Garner (Ruth Langmore) and Skylar Gaertner (Jonah Byrde) sharing posts from the city, though there’s nothing from the set yet.
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What else is going to happen in season 2?
Jason Bateman says Marty and his wife Wendy (played by Laura Linney) are going to start getting their relationship back in order. “They have found a place of unification by the end of the first season, in so far as their ability to try to manage the criminal aspect of their partnership. As far as them getting things back on track romantically and domestically, I think that that will continue to grow but probably at a slower rate. Maybe there are new avenues of attraction as they build that business part of their relationship. Maybe it’ll grow through a side door there. It’s probably going to get a little worse before it gets better.”