Over the years, Netflix has provided its subscribers with a plethora of original content that has been more than refreshing. Doing its best to transition viewers into the world of streaming, since their inception in 1997 the company has grown to be one of the biggest providers of content in the entire world and only continues to get stronger. They ramped up their production of original content early last year when the COVID-19 pandemic took a stranglehold upon society and have benefitted immensely from doing so, releasing a string of new series and films that have been lauded by fans and critics alike. It isn’t one of their latest creations that we are going to focus on here however: the streaming giant is currently gearing up for the release of the fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama Ozark and, from the looks of it, fans are certainly in for a treat.
Drawing comparisons to the iconic AMC series Breaking Bad, Ozark follows Jason Bateman as Martin Byrde, a middle-aged man who has gotten himself entrenched in the dangerous world of drug trafficking. The big difference here however is that Bateman’s character isn’t making the drugs: he is a financial advisor who has been helping the Mexican drug cartels launder money. The series debuted on Netflix in 2017 and picks up once things have already begun to hit the fan for Martin Byrde and his family as a business transaction has gone awry and stands to threaten their lives. Last month, Netflix released an ominous teaser for the upcoming fourth season of Ozark, reposted below, that seemingly indicates not much has changed since the series’ debut. Production on season four wrapped this past October, and while details about the season are still sparse, episode titles such as “The Beginning of the End” could be foreshadowing something sinister for the Byrde family. We will just have to find out for ourselves when the final season of Ozark premieres on Netflix on January 21st, 2022.
While Netflix certainly has its hands full with successful series and films, Ozark arose at a time when the streaming giant was just beginning to produce original content. Helping pave the way for the countless Netflix series to follow it, Bateman and company have spent four years providing viewers with captivating and entertaining content that will surely be missed by eager fans. Those fans still have something to look forward to when the final season of Ozark debuts in a few weeks.