Did ‘Ozark’ jump the shark: Should Netflix cancel the next season?
As another month comes to pass and Netflix scrambles to put new original trash on display, news of one of its greatest efforts coming to a close is lighting up headlines. After nail-biting anticipation from the show’s biggest fans, Netflix decided to pick up Ozark for a fourth season. However, the upcoming jaunt of episodes will be the show’s last.
The next season of Ozark will bring fans some of its favorite characters back to the small screen, from Wendy Byrde to Ruth Langmore. Furthermore, a new slew of characters will join the Byrdes in their quest to wade out of the mess they’ve made in the American south. But does the next season of Ozark prove the show deserves to move on, or should Netflix have already pulled the plug on the cult hit?
Ozark dropped in 2017 and gave audiences hope Netflix could still pull off a decent original series. The show began giving audiences a well-worn concept destined for TV success in the 2010s.
For whatever reason, audiences love a clean-cut everyday man who descends into the depths of darkness after being forced by the hand of capitalism. Walter White & Don Draper laid the foundation for Marty Byrde, and Byrde garnered the same success when audiences began to get hooked on Ozark.
Before long, the Ozark writers had a fire lit under their @sses, as the show got picked up for a second & third season.
The Byrdes got themselves into a seemingly unsolvable mess as the series went on, and audiences wondered if the show’s creators could write the family out of their sitch. Things seemed doomed for the Byrdes at the end of each season, and we can only wonder if the next season of Ozark will find the family six feet under.
The Hollywood Reporter dropped some news details this week on the next season of Ozark, and fans are wondering if any spoilers have leaked through to the press.
So far, all we know is there will be some newcomers to the Ozarks this season (and we know how the locals love that). However, the newbies won’t be making the same mistakes as Marty.
Reports say Queen of the South star Veronica Falcón is signed on for the next season of Ozark, while Tony-winner Ali Stroker will also hop on board. Falcón is set to play on the side, putting the Byrdes on the chopping block, as a member of the drug cartel.
Her character is named Camilan Navarro, who is Omar Navarro’s sister. Navarro is head of the drug cartel, and we can only imagine we’ll be seeing her help Omar get Marty and the Byrdes into even more trouble – or perhaps help play out their final moments.
Stroker will play a character on the side of the Ozark locals, as one of Ruth Langmore’s mom’s pals. We’ve already met so many of the Langmore family, so we’re wondering how the writers behind Ozark will seamlessly tie Stroker into the next season.
Stroker’s character is dubbed Charles-Ann, and she’s said to come to Ruth to help her out of yet another Ozark pickle. So when are we going to meet our new friends down in Missouri?
Reports say there isn’t an exact date released yet for the next season of Ozark, but many predict a 2022 drop. However, we know the final season of the show will come in two parts with seven episodes in each half. Things don’t look good for the Byrdes, but we’ll have to wait until the next season drops until we find out if they make it out of the Ozarks alive.
Will the Byrdes fly the coop on the next season of Ozark? Let us know what you think in the comments below!