The highly anticipated second season of Neflix’s gritty crime drama Ozark has been confirmed, with filming already underway.
Season 1 was first released in July 2017, and received positive reviews for its portrayal of the Byrde family, who move from Chicago to the Ozarks, a mountainous region in the US, after dad Marty’s (Jason Bateman) money laundering scheme goes awry.
Without revealing any spoilers, the majority of the original cast are set to return in the second season, including Arrested Development’s Bateman (Marty Byrde) and his onscreen wife, Laura Linney (Wendy Byrde). Their co-star and onscreen son Skylar Gaertner (Jonah Byrde) took to Instagram in February to send Linney birthday wishes, and posted a picture of himself with her on set. “So glad you’re my TV mom,” he wrote.
So far, the only major addition to the cast will be British actress Janet McTeer (Me Before You, Woman in Black) as a “Chicago based attorney with links to the cartel”, according to Netflix. McTeer will also appear in the next upcoming season of Jessica Jones.
Is there a trailer?
It’s more of a teaser than a full trailer, but Netflix have released a video of Bateman’s Marty lying on the ground to announce the second season.
What’s going to happen in season 2?
In images published by Metro, Marty is seen being escorted from the local FBI headquarters by McTeer’s Helen. Is he in trouble with the FBI? And what does that mean for the rest of the family?
Bateman has said that the season will see his character “trying to build a casino to help facilitate that money laundering” according to an interview with emmy magazine. “People are wearing ties instead of cowboy hats this year.”
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Bateman also revealed that the new season will focus on his character’s relationship with his wife Wendy (Laura Linney).
“They have found a place of unification by the end of the first season, in so far as their ability to try to manage the criminal aspect of their partnership,” Bateman said. “As far as them getting things back on track romantically and domestically, I think that that will continue to grow but probably at a slower rate … maybe there are new avenues of attraction as they build that business part of their relationship. Maybe it’ll grow through a side door there.”
“It’s probably going to get a little worse before it gets better,” he added.
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