Netflix renews Jason Bateman’s ‘Ozark’ for season 2
Jason Batemen returns for another season
Fans of “Ozark” on Netflix can look forward to new episodes in 2018. Netflix confirmed today that the company has renewed the original series for a second season, which will have 10 new episodes.
If you haven’t given the show a test-run yet, the money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans. The executive producer and director of “Ozark” is Jason Bateman, with executive producer/writer Chris Mundy, and executive producers Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams. The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregate Films in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix, and was created by Dubuque and William
Jason Bateman is currently shooting “Game Night” with Rachel McAdams and Kyle Chandler. In the film a group of friends, who meet regularly for game nights, find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. The mystery-comedy is being directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and Mark Perez wrote the script for the project. As we reported earlier today, it’s been a busy week for Netflix. The company announced that Shonda Rhimes‘ Shondaland Production will be bringing new materal to Netflix in 2018, and Netflix ordered a new teen-comedy called “Best Worst Weekend Ever“. Netflix also gave a second season to Allison Brie’s “GLOW” comedy, and earlier this month Netflix also announced that the Coen Brothers are writing and directed a new Western Anthology series called “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Another new series coming to Netflix in 2018 is the David Letterman project, and Netflix acquired Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar, creator of Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan.