Netflix has sealed the fate of its critically acclaimed crime drama Ozark.
The streaming service announced on Tuesday that it has renewed the series for a fourth and final season. And unlike the show’s first three seasons that were comprised of 10 episodes each, the program’s last installment will have a total of 14 episodes, which will be split into two parts of seven episodes each.
“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” said showrunner Chris Mundy of Ozark’s super-sized season 4 in a statement. “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us ― both on-screen and off ― so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”
Executive producer Jason Bateman, who also plays Marty Byrde in the series, is equally delighted with the news, saying, “A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
While Mundy and Bateman are both pleased that Netflix has given them the opportunity to give Ozark a proper ending, a lot of fans are actually disappointed that the streamer pulled the plug on the series so soon. Because if they had a say in the fate of the series, they would definitely renew it for more seasons.
Should’ve done 6 seasons. The show wasn’t even close to overstaying it’s welcome, it’s the best show on netflix.
— Chase Smith🦇🦇 (@the_chase_smith) June 30, 2020
Final season of Ozark already??? We need like 2 or 3 more seasons 😭 https://t.co/kJDGLIEf5K
— Lonely Kxng👑 (@MmKxng) June 30, 2020
Bro how could next season of Ozark be the final season???? I mean honestly that’s probably all the Byrde’s could handle but god damn it as a viewer I need 76 more seasons wtf
— Safs❤️ (@safianatalya22) July 1, 2020
Ozark getting renewed for a final season? That’s it? I could watch 5 more seasons of that shit. Kind of disappointed.
— Spencer (@SpencerrLee) June 30, 2020
— Duaine Carma Roberts (@CarmaChords) June 30, 2020
Need 4 more seasons atleast pic.twitter.com/KQAM5RsXA0
— Prakhar Mishra (@Prakhar_mishra9) June 30, 2020
Ozark season 3 hit the streaming service last March, and based on how things ended in the finale, many fans believe that the show could go on for several more seasons.
Ozark season 3 ridiculously fire and was perfectly set up for WAY more seasons and they wanna decide 4 is the last 🤦🏾♂️
— Lonnie Giovanni (@Lonnie_Savage) July 1, 2020
— Nathan (@NathanMoore__) June 30, 2020
Though many fans agree that Ozark could go past season 4, others think that wrapping up the series on a high note is much better than having a longer run of the show but with a crappy ending. After all, some fans think that the world of Ozark could be explored further with a potential spinoff.
— Kim Yvan U. Manuel (@kimanuel04) July 1, 2020
Final season? 😢 Spin-off please!
— Mimi Gan (@Mi2Media) June 30, 2020
Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark also stars Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, Tom Pelphrey as Ben Davis, Jessica Frances Dukes as Maya Miller, and many others.