There’s a lot of news coming from Netflix today during its appearance at the Television Critics Association tour. First was a premiere date and trailer for the GILMORE GIRLS revival and now the streaming service has announced that it has picked up the new drama series OZARK, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.
The 10-episode one-hour drama also has Bateman service as an executive producer and director. “Grounded in dark reality, this money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans. The series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.”
“Laura is such a brilliant talent, and we have been such admirers of her work, that we are elated to have her working in this compelling world that Jason Bateman, Bill Dubuque and Chris Mundy are bringing to life,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
Bill Dubuque (The Judge) created the series and will executive produce alongside showrunner Chris Mundy (Hell on Wheels, Criminal Minds) and Jason Bateman (Bad Words, The Family Fang).