Jason Bateman teases a sort of "happy ending" for Ozark finale

26 April 2022, 13:00 | Updated: 26 April 2022, 13:46

By Jenny Mensah

The actor, who stars as Marty Byrde in the hit series, has revealed the thinking that went into the show's dramatic finale.

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Ozark is one of the most-loved series on Netflix right now and with good reason.

The fourth and final series of the drug cartel and money laundering based drama - starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney - was released in two parts, giving fans a chance to savour the show as it reaches its climax.

As we prepare for the release of season 4 part 2, Bateman has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and teased what fans can expect from its finale.

Asked if there is any world where there's a happy ending to the show, he replied: "With the final season, the whole thing was like, ‘Well, how are we gonna end it?’ Should the Byrde family pay a bill, you know? Like, should they get away with it? Should they not?”

Jason Bateman teases Ozark finale
Jason Bateman has teased what to expect from the Ozark finale. Picture: 1. Netflix 2. odd Owyoung/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

READ MORE: Ozark season 4: Part 2 - Release date, trailers, cast and more

Recalling a conversation he had with Chris Mundy, he revealed the showrunner said: "'Well I want it to be a happy ending, but there's got to be a little bit of 'Is it happy for them?'

"So hopefully, the audience will think, ‘Ah, they’ve kind of threaded the needle between a happy ending, but there's a little bit of... they’re limping’.”

Watch their full interview below:

Asked if there were any tears when shooting the finale, he revealed: "There were some tears. Actually, the last scene we shot [...] there was some melancholy, but yeah it was bittersweet, because we were just happy we just made it to the finish line without screwing things up too much I hope."

He added: "There's a bunch of incredible people in that crew and incredible writing... We were very, very lucky."

Watch the latest trailer for Ozark season 4 Part 2:

Ozark seasons 1-4 Part 1 are available to watch now on Netflix.

Ozark season 4 part 2 is set for release on 29th April 2022.

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