Ozark show boss teases ‘the biggest mistake of the Byrdes’ lives’ in season 4 after bloody finale

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OZARK may be awarded a fourth series due to its brutal season 3 finale and the soured relationship between the Byrde family and Ruth Langmore, one of the show’s bosses has suggested.

The hugely popular US crime drama follows financial advisor Martin “Marty” Byrde (Jason Bateman) and wife Wendy becoming entangled with local criminals in the Ozark region of Missouri, including The Navarro cartel.

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Ozark season 3 wrapped in explosive fashion
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Season 3 of the Emmy-winning Netflix show ended in shocking circumstances as the Navarro’s lawyer Helen Pierce met an unexpected grizzly death at the hands of the Navarro’s own hitman – before Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) embraced the blood-splattered Byrdes and told the pair it was a ‘new beginning’.

Prior to that, Ruth badly fell out with Wendy and made plans to take the Byrdes out of the picture while aligning with Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery) and Wyatt Langmore (Charlie Tahan).

Now show runner Chris Mundy has teased that the Byrde-Navarro link plus Ruth’s new criminal relationships will be key to any next series. 

Mundy told EW: “If we’re lucky enough to get a season 4, I think it will be about whether or not Ruth really can create something of her own that she wants and is sustainable, or if she wants something else. 

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Helen was killed immediately after arriving at Navarro’s
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“And I think it will be about if the Byrdes can they turn the biggest mistake of their lives into this huge advantage, and how much will karma catch up with them if they do?”

The row between Ruth (Julia Garner) and Wendy (Laura Linney) in the finale was regarded as one of the best scenes of the season.

Mundy said: “It’s one of those times where Julia and Laura just made it better than I ever could have imagined.

“They’re both just so good, and it’s just so raw for both of them, so I’m really glad it plays. 

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Helen and Wendy flew out to Mexico in season 3
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“I think the interesting thing about those two really going at it is that in a way, they’re mirrors of each other. 

“They’re both at their core very similar people and recognise that in each other, so letting [them] go at it…was really super-fun.”

Ozark is available to stream on Netflix now.