Ozark Season 3 is a Tale of Marriage, Money, and Manipulation

Ozark returns for its long-anticipated third season on Friday, March 27th. If you haven’t watched yet, it’s the Netflix crime drama about a Chicago financial adviser who uproots his family and takes them to the Ozarks where he launders money for a cartel. The series has been an award-season favorite. The upcoming 10-episode season delivers even more of the intense performances which the show is known for.

Here’s a spoiler-free preview of what’s coming up in Season 3 of Ozark, but be aware that some plot points from Seasons 1 and 2 are mentioned.

The story picks up six months following the Season 2 finale. Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) are still at odds over their family’s destiny after Wendy forces the Byrdes to stay in the Ozarks instead of fleeing to Australia.

Regarding the operations, Marty wanting to keep things as they are, but Wendy has ambitious plans to expand. The situation gets even more chaotic when Wendy’s brother, Ben (Tom Pelphrey, Iron Fist) arrives in town.

The riverboat casino, the Missouri Belle, is up and running with Ruth (Julia Garner) managing it. But there may be an FBI mole at work among their staff. Wendy and Marty have made peace with Frank Cosgrove (John Bedford Lloyd), the head of the Kansas City mob, and his son Frank Jr. (Joseph Sikora).

At the same time, Marty and Wendy are caught in the middle of a war between Omar Navarro’s cartel, a second cartel on the rise, and the FBI, which has Marty refusing to launder any money.

The Byrdes try to work out their issues at a weekly couple’s counseling session, something their kids, Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) have pleaded with them to do. The sessions lead to some rather uncomfortable, fly-on-the wall moments for viewers. It’s no longer a case of Marty and Wendy not seeing eye to eye on their situation; they’re at a point where they’re going behind each other’s backs to get their way. From how tense things are in the trailer below, that therapist has her work cut out for her.


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