Now that Netflix has released the third season of Ozark, fans of the show are wondering if a fourth season is upcoming. Well, at this point, Actor/Director Jason Bateman is wondering as well. He expressed this in a recent interview with Collider.
There is not an official pickup for Season 4, We’re all operating under the hope it will happen. It’s Netflix’s norm to wait for a show to premiere and collect the data for weeks two, three, and four and see if there’s an audience there to justify an additional season. So, I guess we’re in that period right now. But, I know [showrunner] Chris Mundy and his team are hard at work figuring out what that fourth season would be if that official pick-up lands.
Not a 12 Season Show
While Bateman is hopeful for a fourth season, he is also painfully aware of the dangers of the show going too long. The one thing he doesn’t want to do is for the show to overstay it’s welcome.
If you keep going for a whole lot longer, you’re going to go over the cliff, or up over the peak of the mountain and you end up jumping the shark. So, given the intelligence of Marty Byrde and Wendy Byrde, if they keep going at this pitch for much longer, they’re either going to be killed or put in jail. The alternative is to flatten out that pitch so that you don’t end up jumping the shark. But then you start stalling just for additional episodes and seasons. So, I’m not sure where and when it’ll end, but given their intelligence, it doesn’t feel like it’s a 12-season show.
Have you seen the third season of Ozark? If you haven’t check it out. If you haven’t seen the previous two seasons, check them out first. You should also check out our review of the Third Season. Once you have, tell us what you think at Geek Vibes Nation.
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