Jason Bateman has had a fascinating career post-Arrested Development. In addition to starring roles in comedy hits like Juno, Horrible Bosses, and Game Night, he put on his serious director cap for Ozark, Netflix’s cerebral crime drama series. Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark follows Bateman’s Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his Chicago-based family to the small Missouri community of Osage Beach after a money laundering scheme goes wrong. There, Marty sets up an even larger laundering scheme to appease a Mexican cartel, and the entire family is forced into a chaotic life of crime.
Ozark got off to a quiet start, critically speaking, but by season 2 was a bona fide success, raking in a slew of major awards nominations from the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild. Bateman, who directed six of the 20 episodes currently available, proved himself a major force both in front of and behind the camera, snagging Emmy nods for both his acting and directing work on the show.
But accolades don’t always equal renewal, and Ozark’s fate was up in the air until last October, when Bateman tweeted that the show would return for a third season, which, according to TV Line, will drop later this year.