Netflix has officially booked a return trip to the Ozarks.
The Jason Bateman-led “Ozark” has been renewed for a third season, the streaming service announced this morning. The news comes just a little over a month after the popular crime drama returned with its second season, to similar levels of critical praise as its first. Bateman confirmed the news on his Twitter account early today as well. It is expected to return sometime in 2019.
The series, which is executive produced by and starring Bateman (who has also directed several episodes throughout its 2-season run so far), is created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams. It follows Bateman’s Marty Byrde, a money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel, who is forced to relocate himself and his family from the suburbs of Chicago to the Ozark mountains of Missouri, where he must launder $500 million in five years in order to appease his cartel bosses.
Showrunner Chris Mundy will return in the same position for the show’s third season. In addition to Bateman, “Ozark” stars Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Jason Butler Harner, Peter Mullan, and more.
While Netflix does not release any official viewership date, the series was a clear breakout hit in 2017, and has been on the receiving end of mostly positive critical praise throughout its first two seasons. As as result, viewers will now get yet another season to watch as Marty and the rest of his family struggle to survive in the ever-dangerous crime world that they’ve found themselves sinking further and further into.