Ozark (TV series)


Ozark is an upcoming American drama series created by Bill Dubuque. [1] [2] The first series will include ten one-hour episodes and will be produced by Media Rights Capital. [3] Jason Bateman will star in the series and will direct half of the episodes. [4] Bateman will play financial planner Marty Byrde, who suddenly relocates from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks , [5] and who must pay a debt to a Mexican drug lord, with Laura Linney playing his wife Wendy. [6]The first season will consist of ten episodes, and is scheduled to be released on Netflix on July 21, 2017. [7]

Cast

Main

  • Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde [4]
  • Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde [6]
  • Julia Garner as Ruth [5]
  • Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde [4]
  • Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde

Recurring

  • Michael Mosley as Pastor Mason Young [8]
  • Kevin L. Johnson as Sam Dermody
  • Timothy D. Perez as Enforcer # 1

Production

The show is set at a modest waterfront resort at Lake of the Ozarks , inspired by the Alhonna Resort and Marina Where series creator Dubuque Worked as a dock hand at the resort while He Was at school in Missouri DURING THE 1980s. [9] Rather than filming at the Lake of the Ozarks, most of the shots are in the Atlanta area because of tax breaks offered by the State of Georgia. [10] [11] The film crew constructed in Georgia after extensively studying the Alhonna Resort property. [9] Some scenes are filmed at Chicago locations. [12] Michael Mosley will play recurring character Pastor Mason Young, A charismatic and mysterious preacher who is involved with the Byrde’s plan to build a new church. [8] In addition , Kevin L. Johnson will play recurring character Sam Dermody, affable, a dog lover, and a local real estate agent with an idle business around the Lake of the Ozarks.

References

  1. Jump up^ Johnson, Julie (March 2, 2016). “New Netflix Series ‘Ozark’ Starring Jason Bateman Slated to Debut in 2017” . Inquisitr . Retrieved 28 March 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “Jason Bateman To Topline, Produce & Direct ‘Ozark’ Drama Series For MRC” . Deadline. February 25, 2016 . Retrieved February 25, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Netflix Lands Jason Bateman Drama ‘Ozark ‘ ” . The Hollywood Reporter . February 25, 2016 . Retrieved February 25, 2016 .
  4. ^ Jump to:c “Jason Bateman’s New Series Goes To Netflix, Will Be Dark Dangerous Drama” . Movie. February 25, 2016 . Retrieved February 25, 2016 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Roshanian, Arya (October 25, 2016). “Netflix Drama ‘Ozark’ Adds Julia Garner Opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney” . Variety . Retrieved October 26, 2016 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b “Laura Linney To Star In Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama Series’ Ozark’Ozark” . Deadline.com . July 27, 2016 . Retrieved July 27, 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ “Ozark trailer: Exclusive look at Netflix’s gritty, dark new drug trade drama” . The Independent . May 25, 2017 . Retrieved May 25, 2017 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b Wagmeister, Elizabeth (9 November 2016). “TV News Roundup: Andy Richter to Guest Star on ‘Life in Pieces'” . Variety . Retrieved 1 May 2017 .
  9. ^ Jump up to:b Keegan, Harrison (July 1, 2016). “Fame anticipated as Jason Bateman’s Netflix series explores Lake of the Ozarks” . Springfield News-Leader . Retrieved 1 May 2017 . Some Hollywood types, including Bateman, have been visiting Alhonna – as well as area restaurants, attractions and police officials – this spring and summer scouting rentals, taking pictures and measuring dimensions.
  10. Jump up^ Watson, Nick (October 15, 2016). “Coming Netflix series to shoot scene at Flowery Branch restaurant” . The Gainesville Times . Georgia (US state) . Retrieved 1 May 2017 .
  11. Jump up^ Coyne, Amanda C. (2 February 2017). “Jason Bateman Netflix series filming in Gwinnett County” . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Retrieved 1 May 2017 .
  12. Jump up^ Metz, Nina (19 August 2016). “Netflix series ‘Ozark’ to film a few days next week in Chicago” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved 1 May 2017 .

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