It’s virtually impossible to keep up with the Netflix original programming these days. Ozark, their new crime thriller series starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, is the most recent example.
Check out this excellent trailer:
The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) — are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Ordinary save for Marty’s job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico.
That synopsis barely scratches the surface, judging from this tense, shockingly violent teaser. Ozark will be a 10-part series for Netflix, and it starts July 21.
The business model over at Netflix is certainly odd, or maybe it’s just new. The company churns out original programming faster than the entirety of the Hollywood studio system, and they have an incredible rate of success. Ozark looks to be right in my wheelhouse.
As much as I enjoy the sardonic Jason Bateman sense of humor, it’s always great to see him pop up in a serious role. He was aces in The Gift, and joining forces with the great Laura Linney only makes this better.
Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams are the creators of Ozark, and I am here for their show.