Jason Bateman Says He’ll Be on the “Riverboat” for Ozark Season ThreeImages via Netflix TV News Ozark
On Sunday night, Jason Bateman won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing “Reparations,” an episode of Ozark, the Netflix drama he executive produces and stars in. After being stunned by his win, Bateman went backstage to discuss the future of Marty Byrde and his family (per Deadline). Hint: The Byrdes’ quest for security won’t lead them to stable ground in Season Three.
“The riverboat casino that you see last season in fact goes into operation,” Bateman told reporters. “The casino is up and running and provides us with more opportunities both positive and negative. Some of that is temping and some that are calming. Ultimately it all affects the family,” the family being his onscreen wife, Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney), and the two kids they uprooted from their Chicago suburb to live in the Missouri Ozarks.
Bateman and Linney were both up for lead acting nominations in a Drama Series, but lost out to Billy Porter (Pose) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), respectively. Their co-star Julia Garner won for Supporting Actress in a Drama. (See the full list of winners here).
There’s no word yet on when exactly the 10 episodes of Season Three will be available on Netflix. We are basically guaranteed the gritty drama won’t feature the comedic, exasperated stares Bateman gave his Arrested Development family as Michael Bluth, but Twitter is currently ripe with them nonetheless:
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) September 23, 2019