Fans may recall, however, that Netflix announced that the series would only have four seasons back in 2020. Continue reading and we’ll tell you why Ozark is coming to an end.
Showrunner Expresses Gratitude for Chance to ‘Bring it Home in Most Fulfilling Way’
According to Pop Culture, it was reported in June 2020 that Ozark would end at four seasons. When the announcement was made it was explained that the fourth season would be broken up into two installments of seven episodes a piece.
In a statement released by the showrunner, Chris Mundy, he expressed gratitude to Netflix for allowing the show to end on their terms. “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes saga right,” Mundy wrote, adding, “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on-screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”
Fans Left Wondering Why
Per TV Fanatic, Former VP of Netflix Original Content, Cindy Holland, reportedly praised the Ozark team for creating four seasons of thrilling content. “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim,” Holland said.
“We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia, and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close.”
Though the wrapping of the show doesn’t come as a surprise to many, it is still going to be heartbreaking to fans who’ve come to love the Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah. And expectedly, many fans want to know why the show is coming to an end after only four seasons.
Ozark Avoids ‘Jumping the Shark’
In an interview with Collider, Ozark star and executive producer, Jason Bateman, explained that they didn’t want the show to come to the point of “jumping the shark” which is defined as letting the show reach a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty.
He continued, “So, given the intelligence of Marty Byrde and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney), if they keep going at this pitch for much longer, they’re either going to be killed or put in jail. The alternative is to flatten out that pitch so that you don’t end up jumping the shark, but then you start stalling just for additional episodes and season.”
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