Ozark is one of Netflix’s best-loved and most critically acclaimed shows. 

And after a two-year wait, the first seven episodes of the fourth and final season of Ozark dropped earlier this year.

And now, we’ll finally learn the fate of Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and his family, as they try to negotiate potential danger from all angles, including from the Mexican drug cartels, local heroin-producing matriarch Darlene Snell and Marty’s on-off partner in crime, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner).

Here, we reveal everything we know about Ozark Series 4 on Netflix.

When is Ozark Season 4 Part 2 coming out on Netflix?

Laura Linney and Jason Bateman in Ozark Netflix

The final seven episodes of Ozark Season 4 arrive on Netflix on Friday 29 April.

Season 4 was split into two halves of seven episodes, with the first seven landing on Netflix earlier this year.

Of course, you’ll need to watch Ozark from the very start to understand the storyline and immerse yourself in the Byrde’s world, which you can do now by binging the show on Netflix. What are you waiting for?

What’s the plot of Ozark? 

The Byrde family in Ozark Netflix

Ozark follows the lives of Martin ‘Marty’ Byrde, his wife Wendy and their teenage children Charlotte and Jonah.

To the outside world, the Byrdes are an ordinary family. But Marty, who works as a financial advisor, is entangled in money laundering for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico.

When things start to go wrong, Marty is forced to uproot his family in Chicago to the lazy lakes of the Missouri Ozarks, where he has promised to launder $500m for a drug boss in return for his life.

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Before long Marty’s investments arouse the interest of local criminals including the Langmore and Snell families as well as law enforcement agencies and the Kansas City Mafia.

While Marty grudgingly continues his life of crime, Wendy unexpectedly thrives in her new role as crime boss. The pair are aided and abetted in their misdeeds by Ruth Langmore, a trailer-park teen who soon proves herself smarter than her petty-criminal family and becomes by turns both the Byrdes’ apprentice and their most fierce rival.

Who’s in the cast? 

Julia Garner as Ruth in Ozark Netflix

The key cast members are all reunited for the fourth season of Ozark, including Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde and Laura Linney as his wife Wendy.

Julia Garner, above, is back as Ruth Langmore and Charlie Tahan returns as Ruth’s cousin, Wyatt Langmore, who is still with his older lover, drug queen-pin Darlene Snell, played by Lisa Emery, below right.

Felix Solis returns as another potential threat to the Byrdes in the shape of cartel boss Omar Navarro.

Also joining the cast for season 4 is Oscar nominee Bruce Davison (X-Men), who plays Senator Randall Schafer – a powerful retired Illinois politician who can be bought for the right price.

Veronica Falcón is joining the cast as Navarro's sister Camila Elizonndro, and, incredibly, rapper Killer Mike is reportedly making an unexpected cameo in a scene alongside Ruth, a fellow rap enthusiast. We can’t wait to see that one!

Lisa Emery as Darlene Snell in Ozark Netflix

How many episodes are there in Ozark Season 4?

There are seven episodes in Ozark Season 4 Part 1. There will be seven more episodes in Ozark Season 4 Part 2, which will be released on Netflix later this year.

The names of the episodes in Ozark Season 4 Part 1 are:

1.       The Beginning of the End

2.       Let the Great World Spin

3.       City on the Make

4.       Ace Deuce

5.       Ellie

6.       Sangre Sobre Todo

7.       Sanctified 

Ratings and reviews

Upon its release Ozark Season 4 Part 1 shot straight to the top of Netflix's trending chart. But it's not just fans that flocked back to the Byrde family's adventures, critics have also been quick to praise the latest installment of the hit crime drama. Here's what they've been saying.

The Guardian gave it a five-star review, highlighting that "Laura Linney’s performance as Wendy is all the more chilling because her face says apple pie, but everything she does curdles into evil."

MSN also hinted at what's in store for the season while giving it four stars and commenting that it's "a masterclass in tension." 

Among the other strong four-star reviews, the Telegraph agreed with the Guardian, saying "Laura Linney steals the show", while NME referred to Ozark as "Netflix's most gripping crime drama."

Metro heaped praise on the show, commenting: "Ozark has easily become one of the most celebrated but equally criminally underrated shows on Netflix.

"Despite Emmy wins and a devoted fan base, too many have slept on what is easily one of the best crime dramas in recent memory, of which there has been many."

Is there a trailer for Ozark Season 4 Part 2?

Yes! See the Ozark Season 4 Part 2 trailer below. You can also watch the date announcement trailer for Series 4 Part 2 at the top of this page.

What happened at the end of season 3?

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead!*

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in Ozark Netflix

As we head into the final season of Ozark, we find the Byrdes in a spot of bother. They’ve just witnessed the Navarro cartel’s attorney, Helen Pierce, get executed by Navarro enforcer Nelson Bonillo. Helen had tried to persuade Omar Navarro to let her take over the Byrdes’ business. Now Navarro wants even closer ties between the families.

Marty has already built bridges with the Navarro family after providing photos from his son’s drone video of the attack on a truck belonging to the Cosgroves of the Kansas City Mob – resulting in arrests of Lagunas cartel members. This came after the Lagunas attacked and killed everyone (except the baby) at Omar’s son’s first baptism.

Plus, Wendy gave up the location of her bipolar brother Ben, resulting in him being killed by Nelson because Helen felt he was a liability to the cartel.

Meanwhile, Ruth has quit working for Marty over the death and betrayal of Ben, who was also her lover, and has formed a closer allegiance with Darlene Snell. Darlene also avenged an earlier attack on Ruth from Frank Cosgrove Jr, hot-headed son of mob leader Frank, by shooting him after Marty had refused to retaliate on her behalf.

Ruth, Darlene and her young boyfriend Wyatt - who’s also Ruth’s cousin - could prove a problem for the Byrdes in season 4.

As we move into the final season, we’re not totally sure who can and can’t be trusted. Strap yourself in for some explosive entertainment as this great show comes to a close.

Ozark Season 4 Part 2 arrives on Netflix on Friday 29 April.

You can watch Seasons 1-3, and Season 4 part 1, on Netflix now too.