Netflix has unveiled the first look at their new show Ozark,
The new show is directed and executive produced by Jason Bateman (The Family Fang, Office Christmas Party), who also stars in the show as Marty Bird, a financial planner who relocates with his family from a Chicago suburb to Missouri Ozarks, a summer resort community. The move has to do with Marty also being a top money launderer and after a job backfires, the second biggest Mexican drug cartel comes for them.
Bateman will direct half the episodes of the 10-episode series and marks a return to television series directing for the actor, who previously directed episodes of Arrested Development amongst others, as well as 2013’s Bad Words and 2015’s The Family Fang, which co-starred Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken.
Laura Linney (Mystic River, The Dinner) co-stars Marty’s wife Wendy, as well as Julia Garner (Grandma), Michael Mosley (LBJ), Esai Morales (Chicago P.D.) and Harris Yulin (Norman).
Here’s the official synopsis:
The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go awry, Marty must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.
This dark drama, which also stars Esai Morales, Julia Garner, Marc Menchaca, Jason Butler Harner and Harris Yulin, explores capitalism, family dynamics and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.
Ozark airs globally Netflix on July 21st.