8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Ozark' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix
Netflix is going back to the Ozarks.
The streaming giant has handed out a third-season renewal for the Jason Bateman and Laura Linney starrer Ozark. The family drama will be back for another cycle of 10 episodes, likely in 2019. Showrunner Chris Mundy will return in the same capacity.
The series revolves around financial planner Marty Byrde (Bateman) and his wife, Wendy (Linney), and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks as they navigate life within a dangerous drug cartel. Bateman executive produces and directed multiple episodes. Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams created and exec produce the drama from Media Rights Capital and Bateman's Netflix-based Aggregate Films.
The pickup comes after Ozark returned Aug. 31 with its second season. While the freshman run was a breakout among critics — Bateman earned Emmy nominations for lead actor and directing — season two returned with more mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg called the sophomore outing "gloomy, monotonous and poorly focused." (Season two currently has a 70 percent score on RottenTomatoes.com, up a smidgen from the first run.)