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Ozark. (L to R) Jason Bateman as Martin 'Marty' Byrde, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde in episode 401 of Ozark. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2021

“Ozark” Season 4 Trailer Reveals the Byrde Family’s Deadly Game

Netflix has just released the first trailer for Ozark‘s season 4, part 1. One of television’s most nervy, riveting series of the last couple of years is coming to end in a two-part, 14-episode run, with part 1 premiering on January 21. The trailer makes clear the stakes and the players of the game are changing rapidly. The Byrde family has gotten themselves so deeply involved that the threats they’re about to face will make their previous troubles seem almost quaint.

Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) are now fully embedded within the Navarro cartel, but their heroin operation will soon have competition from the formidable Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery) and the Byrde’s former partner, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner). The Navarro’s have tasked the Byrdes to make sure Darlene and Ruth’s operation doesn’t get up and running while they keep laundering money for the cartel. Darlene and Ruth, however, are now so easily spooked or swayed.

Yet there’s more here. It turns out, the head of the Navarro cartel, Omar Navarro (Felix Solis), is looking to get out of the game and wants to cut a deal with the FBI to make that possible. He’ll need the Byrdes and their influence in America to make that happen. If they can set up a deal, they’ll be freed from their obligations to the cartel. If they can’t? Well, people who fail in the world of Ozark don’t stay alive for very long.

As if these complications weren’t enough, the Byrdes will face a new kind of threat in the final season—one from inside their own house. The youngest Byrde, Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) is now involved in the game, laundering money at the tender age of 14 for Ruth Langmore. One of the pieces of advice Omar Navarro gives to Marty is that the biggest threats always come from the inside. We then see what appears to be Jonah holding a gun against his own parents. After everything that Marty and Wendy have been through, and all the terrible things they’ve done, this intra-family reversal (if that indeed is what plays out) is a wicked, and richly earned, turn of events.

This, folks, is one heck of a riveting trailer.

Check out the new teaser below. Ozark returns on January 21, 2022. 

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Featured image: Ozark. (L to R) Jason Bateman as Martin ‘Marty’ Byrde, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde in episode 401 of Ozark. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2021

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