OZARK Season 2: Netflix Renewal Status and Release Date

Netflix’s newest gritty thriller blew audiences away on its season 1 release on July 21st, 2017 and already many will be looking to the future for news and a Netflix release date for season 2 of Ozark. Let’s take a look as to what’s going on with the show and its future on the streaming service.

Jason Bateman leads in his second Netflix Original after appearing for the reboot series of Arrested Development. This role is a polar opposite of his role on that show as he plays a financial advisor who works for a drug ring and has to relocate his family and launder $500 million or face grim consequences. The whole series is shot with a blue tint over it adding to the mood of the show which critics seem to agree, it nails.

Anyway, you probably know most of that and want to get into the juicy information on season 2, let’s move on.

OZARK Season 2 Renewal Status

Official Renewal Status (Last Updated: 08/16/2017): Renewed for a second season!

Netflix has officially renewed the show for a second season just under a month after the first season landed on Netflix. The show has garnered lots of buzz up to the release and retained it after which makes it an obvious choice to renew.

What to Expect from Season 2

Expect spoilers

At the end of season 1, we’re left with Marty brokering a deal with Jacob and Del but that’ll only likely buy him a limited amount of time. Season 2 will see the ante upped on Marty. Similar to other shows such as Breaking Bad, we’ll also likely see Wendy and Marty grow further apart but at the same time growing their business interests and doing anything it takes to not get caught.

We’d expect the show to stick with the ten episodes format given how it needs enough time to build up the tension and deliver a payoff that doesn’t seem too stretched out.

Jason Bateman puts on a great performance in OZARK

Season 2 Netflix Release Date

Although we’re relying on guess work here a little, it’s possible to predict a timeframe for the second season. Other Netflix Originals in the same genre as Ozark seem to be released on Netflix in an annual fashion, albeit some have a margin of error of one or two months on either side. Given this, we think it’s realistic to expect that season 2 of Ozark will be releasing on Netflix around July 2018.

As always, keep this page bookmarked as we’ll be updating as time goes on with all the new information we have on Ozark season 2. Do you want to see Netflix renew the show for a second season? Let us known the comments.

Kasey Moore

Founder and editor at What's on Netflix - in charge of cataloging the new additions and the future releases.