- 26 May 17
A new 10-part drama series called 'Ozark', which is about a drug cartel and money laundering, will air on the popular streaming service Netflix in July, it has just been announced.
The new show is about a couple called The Byrdes family: husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner). And for all intents and purposes on the surface they are just your ordinary, regular, boring family.... ordinary save for Marty’s job: he's the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico.
Bateman also serves as an executive producer and director on the series, which sounds excitingly like it could be the heir apparent to 'Breaking Bad'.
Netflix is describing the new TV series as "grounded in dark reality" with the money-centric present day story revolving around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family's "sudden" need to relocate from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks.
“Laura is such a brilliant talent, and we have been such admirers of her work, that we are elated to have her working in this compelling world that Jason Bateman, Bill Dubuque and Chris Mundy are bringing to life,” says Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.