Everything you need to know about Ozark season 3 - from when it’s released to what storylines to expect

By Rhona Shennan
Friday, 27th March 2020, 3:28 pm
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 3:28 pm
Are you excited about season three? (Photo: Netflix)
Are you excited about season three? (Photo: Netflix)

American Crime drama Ozark is back with a third series on Netflix.

The hit Netflix Originals series starring Jason Batemen in the lead role, tells the story of the Byrde family who are forced to leave Chicago after a money laundering operation goes wrong.

But even in their new home in the tranquil, remote setting of the Ozark lakes, the family cannot escape trouble, and find themselves descending into further complications.

This is everything you need to know about Ozark season three, from who will be starring in it to where the plot might take you.

Who is starring in the third season?

Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, The Outsider) will return as Marty, Laura Linney (The Big C, Tales of the City) as Wendy, Sofia Hublitz (Louie) as their daughter Charlotte and Skylar Gaertner (Daredevil, The Americans) as their youngest, Jonah.

Also coming back is Julia Garner (Dirty John, Maniac) as Ruth Langmore.

Bumped up to series regulars are Janet McTeer (Jessica Jones, Me Before You) as Helen Pierce and Lisa Emery (The Sinner, Jessica Jones) as Darlene Snell. Netflix announced that Madison Thompson (Creepshow, Shots Fired) will join the cast as Erin, cartel lawyer Helen’s daughter.

Joseph Sikora (Power, True Detective) and Felix Solis (SEAL Team, Ten Days in the Valley) will also feature in recurring roles.

A few Marvel stars have also been announced to join the show - Tom Pelphrey (Iron Fist, Banshee) and Jessica Frances Dukes (Jessica Jones, New Amsterdam).

What can we expect in season 3?

Season two ended with the Byrdes deciding to stay at the Ozarks instead of fleeing to Australia.

The third season will likely focus on the casino that Marty and Wendy spent all of season two trying to make a reality.

It was also clear at the end of season two that the power dynamic between Marty and Wendy had changed.

Wendy appears to have found her calling in the world of corrupted politics and money laundering, whereas all Marty wants to do is have his family flee from the cartel controlling their lives.

Showrunner Chris Mundy told The Hollywood Reporter that the show will pick up with Marty and Wendy struggling with their dynamic, as well as “dealing with an outside force”.

Mundy also revealed that Wendy’s brother will be added to the cast - and is set to cause trouble if previous mentions of him have anything to indicate.

He added that the new season will see Ruth continuing to get closer to the Byrde family.

He said: “Ruth is more and more self-confident, but she’s grateful to Marty for being the first person to believe in her and give her responsibilities.

“Going into season three, we see her very much wanting to be a member of the Byrdee family. However, as she gets deeper and deeper into the enterprise, she starts to wonder if being a Byrdee is the best thing to be."

There are also a lot of loose ends from season two that need wrapped up as well.

The finale of season two saw a lot of bloodshed, with Cade Langmore being gunned down by a mysterious gunman and the murder of Agent Petty which will bring the Feds back to the Ozarks to find out what happened.

Similarly, after Marty murdered Pastor Mason Young, his disappearance could be set to cause trouble for the Byrdes as well.

When will season three be released?

Here’s the good news Ozark fans - season three of the money laundering Netflix thriller is out on Netflix right now.

The season released on Friday 27 March in its entirety, so there’s no need to wait around each week for a new episode.