Producer / director / star Jason Bateman thanks fans for supporting the “Ozark” series amid the release of the latest series on Netflix. Bateman is perhaps best known as Michael Blut from the comedy series Developmental Delay.
The premiere of the series “Ozark” took place on Netflix in 2017, the first season was presented to viewers Bateman as a financial adviser to Martin “Marty” Byrd, who moved his family from Chicago to Missouri after being in debt to a famous drug cartel. Subsequent seasons followed the Birds and Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) as they expanded their money laundering business and made increasingly deplorable decisions.
Like many final seasons, the fourth season of “Ozarka” was divided into two halves. The premiere of the first seven episodes took place on January 21, 2022, and they became a hit for Netflix, receiving 90% of the ratings of critics and viewers and gaining 4 billion minutes of views in the first week. The final seven episodes of the series were released on the streaming platform on April 29, 2022.
On Friday, Bateman wrote on Twitter that the latest series of “Ozarka” became available on Netflix. The actor thanked the fans for their support during the four seasons of “Ozarka”.
I just want to say hello and sincere thanks to all those lovely people who have given Ozark a place in their lives over the past few years. Thanks for liking what we did for you!
The series “Ozark” became a favorite of critics, receiving numerous nominations and victories for the “Emmy”, including Bateman for outstanding directing drama in 2019. The first two seasons of the series received the lowest ratings on sites such as Rotten Tomatoes, with reviewers often referring to its “potential”. Against the background of such crime dramas as “Soprano” and “Into the Heavy”, “Ozark” was evaluated by almost impossible standards. And it is safe to say that Bateman and company have coped with this task. However, now they face an equally impossible task – to finish the series so as to satisfy fans.
Bateman’s ever-calculating surrogate, Marty Byrd, is on a par with Tony Soprano and Walter White as one of television’s most charming antiheroes. As in the case of the last couple, viewers were looking forward to the end of the story of Braid and Ruth in the last series of “Ozarka”. TV series are often difficult to land, but it is clear that, regardless of the reaction of fans, Bateman is grateful for all the love that the series has received over the past few years.