The final episode of the gritty crime drama Ozark aired last month and fans had to say goodbye to the Byrd family.
Ozark follows Marty, a financial advisor who moves his reluctant family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, planning to launder half a billion dollars in dirty money for a four-armed drug lord.
Billed as the poor man’s Breaking Bad when it first aired on Netflix in 2017, the series was a hit and garnered a huge fan following.
When season one four was released in January, it became the most popular original series on the platform that week, topping 4 billion views.
But now that the series is over and there are no plans for a fifth season, a deep void will be left in Netflix’s new content inventory.
It’s clear that people are craving more Ozark stories, and exploring more of the universe could turn out to be a goldmine for ailing Netflix.
Is there an Ozark spin-off, who could be in it, and what did host Chris Mundy have to say?
Here’s everything you need to know
Will there be a spin-off of Ozark?
An Ozark spinoff has yet to be confirmed by the streaming giant, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t happen.
Netflix has recently been in the business of canceling shows, with Meghan Markle’s Pearl being one of the famous victims, as the platform struggles to rein in its financial woes.
However, the most popular Netflix shows – Stranger Things, The Witcher, and Squid Game – all have secure futures.
With the success of Ozark behind it, a new show set in the same universe could be a very safe bet, especially considering Netflix’s success with its Breaking Bad Better spinoff. Call Saul.
What did Chris Mundy say?
As for the Ozark side story, Mundy told TVLine, “It’s definitely something that people talked about a lot. Nothing definitive.
“We’re lucky that people seem to really enjoy the show so obviously there’s going to be some interest there.”
What can the spinoff be about?
*pre-reveal for Ozark season 4*
The dramatic events of the season 4 finale provide some insight into who might be in a spin-off series and who was eliminated.
An obvious candidate to lead an Ozark space program would be Ruth, but given her death in the finale, she would probably be indispensable.
However, Ruth cannot be ruled out entirely, as the prequel series could take her back and look back at her life before Byrde appeared.
Wendy and Martin Byrde are still alive at the end of Ozark, but their story feels complete, and the new show wouldn’t be a spinoff if it focused on the same main character, so it’s questionable. they will return as the leader.
Mundy added that any programming connected to Ozark would have to be “its own distinct thing.”
Other avenues that could be explored in a shared space program include Omar Navarro’s drug cartel in Mexico, which is an integral but less visible part.
Shaw Medical Solutions, the pharmaceutical company owned by Clare Shaw, partnering with Byrdes also deserves a more central plot.
https://www.nationalworld.com/culture/television/will-ozark-get-a-spinoff-what-creator-chris-mundy-has-said-about-another-series-after-season-4-ending-3689705 Chris Mundy, Ozark creator about a possible part