Jason Bateman shared a few new details about Ozark season 3 after the Emmys 2019. Bateman won the Emmy for directing a drama series.
It was a big night for Ozark and Netflix at the Emmys, and now everyone is wondering about what’s next in Ozark season 3!
After winning the Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, Jason Bateman shared a few details about Ozark season 3.
According to a report from Deadline, Bateman told press fans can expect to see a lot more of the riverboat casino in the new season. He also mentioned that there will be a six-month time jump from the end of season 2 to the beginning of season 3.
Here is Bateman’s full comment on what to expect in the new season below, via Deadline:
“The riverboat casino that you see last season in fact goes into operation. We pick up six months later from the end of the second season. The casino is up and running and provides us with more opportunities both positive and negative. Some of that is tempting and some that are calming. Ultimately it all affects the family.”
Like many fans of the Netflix original series, I can’t wait to see what happens in Ozark season 3. I really like the idea of introducing the casino into the story. It opens the story up to more shady characters, more money flowing in, and obviously higher stakes for Marty and the family. There’s a lot to like about that storyline moving forward.
The time-jump into season 3 is also an interesting situation. I’m usually skeptical about big jumps in time in stories like this one, but because of the seasonality of a show like this, the writers needed to figure out a way to speed up the story in some respect. Most of this show takes place in the spring, summer and fall. That’s when there are tourists and people visiting this vacation destination, and in the winter, I’m sure it’s a rather dull time.
Skipping forward six months allows the story to get right into the heart of the summer, and that’s where all of the magic happens with this dark show.
According to Den of Geek, production started on season 3 in the spring of 2019 and is scheduled to wrap in October 2019. That’s not enough time to edit and promote a new season for a late 2019 release on Netflix, so we’re expecting to see the new season in 2020.
I don’t know when in 2020, but I would assume it will be before the Emmy cutoff on May 31, 2020. Shows must premiere by then in order to be eligible for next year’s Emmys, and you can guarantee Netflix wants Bateman and Julia Garner, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, to be nominated again.
Stay tuned for more news about Ozark season 3!